Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Professor of Biomedical Imaging



+44 (0)20 7594 3664mengxing.tang Website




3.13Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Professor Mengxing Tang joined the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2006 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2011, a Reader in 2015 and a Professor in 2018. Before moving to London, he was a Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. Dr Tang leads the Ultrasound Laboratory for Imaging and Sensing (ULIS). His current research mainly focuses on developing new imaging techniques of ultrahigh temporal resolution (up to tens of thousands of frames per second) and spatial resolution (down to tens of microns at multi-centimeter depth) using ultrasound and signal processing, as well as new image analysis techniques, for quantifying physiological flow, tissue perfusion, tissue mechanical properties and molecular information in cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Mengxing’s research publications can be found at the tab above, or on Google Scholar

A PhD studentship is available immediately to work on microbubble contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging, in collaboration with GE Healthcare (  Please contact Dr Mengxing Tang ( for further details.

The group is constantly looking for talented project students, PhD candidates and postdoc researchers. Please see opportunities in the group.

Imperial College also has a number of competitive PhD scholarships open to all candidates. Please contact Dr Mengxing Tang ( if you are interested.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhou X, Leow CH, Rowland E, et al., 2018, 3D velocity and volume flow measurement in vivo using speckle decorrelation and 2D high frame rate contrast-enhanced ultrasound, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol:65, ISSN:0885-3010, Pages:2233-2244

Toulemonde MEG, Li Y, Lin S, et al., 2018, High-frame-rate contrast echocardiography using diverging waves: initial in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol:65, ISSN:0885-3010, Pages:2212-2221

Stanziola A, Leow CH, Bazigou E, et al., 2018, ASAP: super-contrast vasculature imaging using coherence analysis and high frame- rate contrast enhanced ultrasound, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol:37, ISSN:0278-0062, Pages:1847-1856

Zhang G, Harput S, Lin S, et al., 2018, Acoustic wave sparsely-activated localization microscopy (AWSALM): super-resolution ultrasound imaging using acoustic activation and deactivation of nanodroplets, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:113, ISSN:1077-3118

Toulemonde MEG, Corbett R, Papadopoulou V, et al., 2018, High frame rate contrast echocardiography –in human demonstration, JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging, Vol:11, ISSN:1936-878X, Pages:923-924

Harput S, Christensen-Jeffries K, Brown J, et al., 2018, Two-stage motion correction for super-resolution ultrasound imaging in human lower limb, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol:65, ISSN:0885-3010, Pages:803-814

Li Y, Ho CP, Toulemonde M, et al., 2018, Fully automatic myocardial segmentation of contrast echocardiography sequence using random forests guided by shape model, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol:37, ISSN:0278-0062, Pages:1081-1091

Lin S, Zhang G, Jamburidze A, et al., 2018, Imaging of vaporised sub-micron phase change contrast agents with high frame rate ultrasound and optics., Phys Med Biol, Vol:63, Pages:065002-065002

Leow C, Tang M, 2017, Spatio-temporal Flow and Wall Shear Stress Mapping based on Incoherent Ensemble-correlation of Ultrafast Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Images, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol:44, ISSN:0301-5629, Pages:134-152

Christensen-Jeffries K, Harput S, Brown J, et al., 2017, Microbubble Axial Localization Errors inUltrasound Super-Resolution Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol:64, ISSN:0885-3010, Pages:1644-1654

Lin S, Zhang G, Leow CH, et al., 2017, Effects of microchannel confinement on acoustic vaporisation of ultrasound phase change contrast agents, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol:62, ISSN:0031-9155, Pages:6884-6898

Christensen-Jeffries K, Brown J, Aljabar P, et al., 2017, 3-D In Vitro Acoustic Super-Resolution andSuper-Resolved Velocity Mapping UsingMicrobubbles, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol:64, ISSN:0885-3010, Pages:1478-1486

Li Y, Chahal N, Senior R, et al., 2017, Reproducible computer assisted quantification of myocardial perfusion with contrast enhanced ultrasound, Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, Vol:43, ISSN:1879-291X, Pages:2235-2246

Lin S, Shah A, Hernández-Gil J, et al., 2017, Optically and acoustically triggerable sub-micron phase-change contrast agents for enhanced photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging, Photoacoustics, Vol:6, ISSN:2213-5979, Pages:26-36

Leow C, Tang M, 2015, Flow velocity mapping using high frame-rate plane wave ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents – methods and initial in vitro and in vivo evaluation, Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, Vol:41, ISSN:1879-291X, Pages:2913-2925

Christensen-Jeffries K, Browning RJ, Tang M-X, et al., 2014, In Vivo Acoustic Super-Resolution and Super-Resolved Velocity Mapping Using Microbubbles, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol:34, ISSN:0278-0062, Pages:433-440

Cheung W, Gujral DM, Shah BNA, et al., 2014, Attenuation correction and normalisation for quantification of contrast enhancement in ultrasound Images of carotid arteries, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol:41, ISSN:0301-5629, Pages:1876-1883

Li S, Cheng Y, Song L, et al., 2014, Tracking shear waves in turbid medium by light: theory, simulation, and experiment, Optics Letters, Vol:39, ISSN:0146-9592, Pages:1597-1600

Viessmann OM, Eckersley RJ, Christensen-Jeffries K, et al., 2013, Acoustic super-resolution with ultrasound and microbubbles, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol:58, ISSN:0031-9155, Pages:6447-6458

Zhou B, Fraser KH, Poelma C, et al., 2013, ULTRASOUND IMAGING VELOCIMETRY: EFFECT OF BEAM SWEEPING ON VELOCITY ESTIMATION, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol:39, ISSN:0301-5629, Pages:1672-1681

Hosny NA, Mohamedi G, Rademeyer P, et al., 2013, Mapping microbubble viscosity using fluorescence lifetime imaging of molecular rotors, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:110, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:9225-9230

Tang M-X, Mulvana H, Gauthier T, et al., 2011, Quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging: a review of sources of variability, Interface Focus, Vol:1, ISSN:2042-8898, Pages:520-539

Tang M-X, Kamiyama N, Eckersley RJ, 2010, EFFECTS OF NONLINEAR PROPAGATION IN ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENT IMAGING, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol:36, ISSN:0301-5629, Pages:459-466

Tang, M, Eckersley, et al., 2006, Nonlinear propagation of ultrasound through microbubble contrast agents and implications for imaging, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol:53, ISSN:0885-3010, Pages:2406-2415

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