Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering



Optical imaging has some unique benefits, but also some disadvantages which we try to minimise by multimodality imaging.

We also exploit the physiological information which optical and other imaging modalities provide by developing intelligent imaging methods.

We develop new instrumentation for diagnosti and functional imaging, including:

  • a 3D time-resolved optical tomography system called MONSTIR which we use to image the newborn infant brain and for breast disease;
  • a continuous-wave 3D optical imaging and fNIRS system called the NTS, in conjunction with our spin-out company, Gowerlabs;
  • an optical coherence tomography (OCT) instrument;
  • a system for spectroscopic eye imaging.

We also work on new experimental methods in optical imaging:

  • Brain imaging
  • Breast imaging
  • Arm imaging
  • Phantom development

The physiological information which optical imaging provides is well-suited to intelligent imaging methods.

  • Imaging ancient documents
  • Imaging tissue microstructure
  • Intelligent neonatal monitoring
  • Computer assisted diagnosis

We also have projects in proton radiotherapy research.