Imperial College London

Professor Daniel Elson

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Surgical Imaging



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415 Bessemer BuildingBessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Daniel Elson is a Professor of Surgical Imaging and Biophotonics in the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Institute of Global Health Innovation and Department of Surgery and Cancer at St. Mary's Hospital. Research interests are based around the development and application of photonics technology to medical imaging, including multispectral imaging, near infrared fluorescence, structured lighting, light sources in endoscopy and diffuse and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Also see my research webpage.

Publications can be found on Google Scholar.

Twitter @DanielSElson 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nazarian S, Gkouzionis I, Kawka M, et al., 2022, Real-time tracking and classification of tumour and non-tumour tissue in upper gastrointestinal cancers using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for resection margin assessment, Jama Surgery, ISSN:2168-6254

Huang B, Nguyen A, Wang S, et al., 2022, Simultaneous depth estimation and surgical tool segmentation in laparoscopic images, Ieee Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, Vol:4, ISSN:2576-3202, Pages:335-338

He C, Chang J, Salter PS, et al., 2022, Revealing complex optical phenomena through vectorial metrics, Advanced Photonics Research, Vol:4, ISSN:2699-9293, Pages:1-9

Kedrzycki MS, Leiloglou M, Chalau V, et al., 2021, The impact of temporal variation in indocyanine green administration on tumor identification during fluorescence guided breast surgery., Annals of Surgical Oncology, Vol:28, ISSN:1068-9265, Pages:5617-5625

Leiloglou M, Chalau V, Kedrzycki MS, et al., 2021, Tissue texture extraction in indocyanine green fluorescence imaging for breast-conserving surgery, Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, Vol:54, ISSN:0022-3727

Clancy NT, Jones G, Maier-Hein L, et al., 2020, Surgical spectral imaging., Medical Image Analysis, Vol:63, ISSN:1361-8415, Pages:1-18

He C, Chang J, Hu Q, et al., 2019, Complex vectorial optics through gradient index lens cascades, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-8

Lin J, Clancy NT, Qi J, et al., 2018, Dual-modality endoscopic probe for tissue surface shape reconstruction and hyperspectral imaging enabled by deep neural networks., Medical Image Analysis, Vol:48, ISSN:1361-8415, Pages:162-176

Qi J, He H, Lin J, et al., 2018, Assessment of tissue polarimetric properties using Stokes polarimetric imaging with circularly polarized illumination, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:11, ISSN:1864-063X, Pages:1-15

Qi J, He C, Elson DS, 2017, Real time complete Stokes polarimetric imager based on a linear polarizer array camera for tissue polarimetric imaging, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol:8, ISSN:2156-7085, Pages:4933-4949

Gallina ME, Zhou Y, Johnson CJ, et al., 2016, Aptamer-conjugated, fluorescent gold nanorods as potential cancer theradiagnostic agents, Materials Science & Engineering C - Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems, Vol:59, ISSN:0928-4931, Pages:324-332

Clancy NT, Arya S, Stoyanov D, et al., 2015, Intraoperative measurement of bowel oxygen saturation using a multispectral imaging laparoscope, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol:6, ISSN:2156-7085, Pages:4179-4190

Singh M, Harris-Birtill DCC, Markar SR, et al., 2015, Application of Gold Nanoparticles for Gastrointestinal Cancer Theranostics: A Systematic Review., Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine, Vol:11, ISSN:1549-9634, Pages:2083-2098

Li S, Cheng Y, Eckersley RJ, et al., 2015, Dual shear wave induced laser speckle contrast signal and the improvement in shear wave speed measurement, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol:6, ISSN:2156-7085, Pages:1954-1962

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