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

Date(s): 1 May 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: PP1 People's Palace, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Daniel Elson
Professor Daniel Elson
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.
Aranged by: Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Institute of Global Health In
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