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Institute of Bioengineering



Surgical Imaging and Biophotonics, with Professor Daniel Elson, Imperial College London

Image: Professor Daniel Elson
Professor Daniel Elson

Date: 1 May 2019   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Light-based technologies such as florescence, multispectral and polarisation resolved imaging are opening up the possibility for in vivo tissue characterisation and image-guided surgery using live information feedback.

Rather than relying on the naked eye or preoperative MRI or CT scan data, surgeons in the future operating theatre will see an augmented reality view of the margins of diseased tissues or tumours at the time of the surgery. For instance, polarimetry can be used for minimally invasive characterisation of biological tissue and results will be presented using rigid endoscopes for polarization- and wavelength-resolved reflectance imaging with the aim of providing image-guided surgical diagnostics and therapy.

We are working with surgical teams to understand the trade-off between usability, imaging speed and signal resolution, focusing on some of the challenges in translating these technologies into the operating theatre.

Location:  PP1 People's Palace, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London
Arranged by::  Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Institute of Global Health In