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Caption: Figure: Micro-vascular flow in a rabbit kidney visualised non-invasively by advanced ultrasound imaging technique developed in Dr Mengxing Tang’s lab. Colour shows direction of the blood flow.

Martyn Boutelle

Manos Drakakis

Despite the huge advances in the past decades, the demand for imaging techniques with better resolution, higher sensitivity and contrast, and more accessibility and affordability has never been higher. Investigators in the Department of Bioengineering seek to develop advanced image acquisition, image reconstruction, signal processing, and image analysis tools with ultrasound, MRI and optics and apply these tools to a wide range of medical and biological applications including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, neurology, and musculoskeletal diseases.

Development of sensing technologies can bring about advances in patient care through identification of new markers of disease, rapid diagnoses and more frequent or continuous monitoring, in the hospital, the clinic or ideally in the home. The enabling technology for these exciting developments ranges from molecular probes to whole measurement systems and encompasses chemical sensors and biosensors, low power circuits for data processing and wireless transmission, and novel real-time signal processing.