PhD Scholarship Multimodal optical coherence tomography / multispectral photo-acoustic imaging

A funded PhD position is available in the field of Biomedical Imaging. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photo-acoustic (PA) imaging are hot topics in the biomedical imaging field. They can offer structural and functional information of biological tissues with excellent resolution and high contrast. Both techniques have the potential to be applied to the early detection of cancer or examining vascular and skin diseases. By measuring back-scattered photons and a loading mechanism, the tissue mechanical properties can be reconstructed using OCT. At the same time, using PA measurements, it is also possible to reconstruct the mechanical properties of the tissue as well as to quantify optical and physiological properties such as the optical absorption and scattering coefficients, the deoxy and oxy-haemoglobin concentrations, etc.