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Next Generation Medical Devices with Integrated Optical and Ultrasonic Sensors

The UCL Institute of Biomedial Engineering (IBME) monthly seminar series continues this Wednesday November 20th with CDT supervisor Dr Adrien Desjardins discussing “Next Generation Medical Devices with Integrated Optical and Ultrasonic Sensors”. The talk will be followed by by nibbles/drinks and an opportunity to network.
When Nov 20, 2013
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre G06, Roberts Building, Torrington Place
Contact Name Dr Eric de Silva
Contact Phone +44 (0)20 3108 4221
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Dr Adrien Desjardins is a Lecturer in the Department of Medical Physics at UCL. He is a biophysicist and bioengineer with expertise in medical imaging and minimally invasive devices. He recently received a European Research Council Starting Grant and an EPSRC First Grant to develop a new platform for acquiring photoacoustic images during ultrasound-guided minimally invasive procedures.

Adrien will discuss recent advances in sensing techniques that have the potential to transform medical devices and image-guided interventions. Traditionally, medical devices such as needles and catheters have been passive conduits for accessing tissue targets. There is currently significant interest in the integration of miniature components that provide real-time information about the micro-structure and molecular composition of biological tissue. These new active medical devices provide information about patients that is critical to improve procedural outcomes, and they interact with image guidance modalities to increase procedural efficiencies. This talk will present a selection of developments underway at UCL, with a particular focus on techniques involving optical sensing and generation of ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging, medical device tracking, and optical spectroscopy.

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