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





Dr Tang's current research mainly focuses on the following topics:

  • Imaging tissue structure and function using high frame-rate/ultrafast ultrasound, microbubble contrast agents, and photoacoustics. 
  • Cardiac imaging and quantification of flow and perfusion
  • Cancer perfusion and molecular imaging
  • Vascular flow imaging and quantification
  • Super resolution imaging
  • Microbubble contrast agent physics
  • Elastography 

For more information about my research please visit the Ultrasound  Laboratory for Imaging and Sensing (ULIS) webpage.

Current and past funding

Development of high sensitivity microvascular imaging techniques in vivo (co-PI, Heptares, £1.7M)

Quantitative and non-invasive 3D flow and vascular wall shear stress mapping (PI, British Heard Foundation, £179,389)

3D Cancer perfusion and molecular ultrasound imaging ( PI, Cancer Research UK, MDA,  £490,000)

Superresolution ultrasound imaging (Co-I, EPSRC, EP/M010961/1,  EP/N014855/1,  EP/N015320/1, £730k)

Ultrafast contrast enhanced ultrasound for imaging and quantifying flow and tissue perfusion (PI, EPSRC,EP/M010961/1, £382k)

Development of a prototype 3D CEUS imaging system, (PI, EPSRC, £69k)

Quantitative contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging for improved management of prostate cancer ( PI, EPSRC, £68k)

Multi-modal ultrasound molecular imaging (co-PI, Wellcome Trust, £100k)

Molecular Imaging Using Ultrasound and Targeted Microbubbles (PI, EPSRC Grant No. EP/G038163/1, £572k)

Quantative Imaging of Microbubble Ultrasound Contrast Agent with Correction of Attenuation(PI, EPSRC Grant No. EP/C536150/1&2, £126k)

A Novel Ultrasound Modulated Optical Tomography System (PI, UK EPSRC EP/H02316X/1, £115k)

A Novel Ultrasound Modulated Optical Tomography System (PI, UK Royal Society Research Grant, £15k)


Prof. John Seddon, Department of Chemistry

Professor Roxy Senior, Royal Brompton Hospital

Dr Chris Dunsby, Department of Physics, Imperial College

Dr Dan Elson, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London

Dr Adrian Lim, Charing Cross HospitalImperial College London, Radiology, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

Dr David Cosgrove, Imaging Sciences DepartmentImperial College London, Radiology, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

Dr V Sboros, University of Edinburgh

Dr Robert J. Eckersley, Imaging Science Department, Imperial College

Dr Eleanor Stride, Mechanical Engineering Department, UCL

Research Student Supervision

Braga,M, Ultrasound molecular imaging



Cheung,WC, Computer assisted analysis of contrast enhanced ultrasound images for quantification in vascular diseases

Christensen-Jeffries,K, Super solution ultrasound imaging

Leow,CH, Ultrasound Imaging Velocimetry for flow mapping



Li,Y, Ultrasound Imaging Analysis

Lin,S, Ultrasound phase change contrast agents




Stanziola,A, Ultrafast contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging