Ophthalmology Imaging Research Group

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ophthalmology

Description

By combining the knowledge of clinically active medical doctors and researchers we believe that we can rapidly and effectively gain knowledge on the spectral properties of skin cancer and giant cell arthritis and translate this into imaging tools for tumor border outlining and diagnosis. Through monitoring of blood flow perfusion during and following periorbital reconstructive surgery we aim to update surgical techniques and thereby improving surgical outcome and reduce patient suffering. The research group is part of the research infrastructure Lund University Photoacoustic Center which is an interdisciplinary center that have been established at the Faculty of Medicine and Lund University of Technology. The infrastructure is a platform for innovation of new technology, medical basic research, preclinical research and clinical implementation and is open for new collaborations and for external researchers. Read more about our research projects and technologies by visiting our homepage.

Research

The aim of our research is to use modern imaging techniques to study blood flow, function and composition of periorbital tissue. We are developing and implementing several imaging techniques including laser speckle contrast imaging to measure blood flow, photoacoustic imaging a laser-based ultrasound technique providing high-resolution 3D images and hyperspectral imaging to study disease/tissue specific spectral properties. The techniques are applied to several diseases affecting the periorbital tissue and vision, including skin cancer, giant cell arthritis and reconstructive surgery. The research group consists of both medical doctors using the techniques in the clinic and engineers who analyse data and develop methods further. It is our strong belief that the use of modern imaging techniques can effectively reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies, improve the success rate of tumour removal and improve surgical outcome and reduce healthcare costs.

Recent research outputs

Azin Khodaverdi, Tobias Erlöv, Jenny Hult, Nina Reistad, Agnes Pekar-Lukacs, John Albinsson, Aboma Merdasa, Rafi Sheikh, Malin Malmsjö & Magnus Cinthio, 2021, In: Biomedical Optics Express. 12, 7, p. 3836-3850 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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