OCT

Optical biopsies

Project Scope

 

OCT is an interferometric technique that allows high resolution in vivo, non-invasive imaging of human tissues. Such a system uses the coherence properties of a light source to map biological tissues in 3 dimensions. If the light source is sufficiently incoherent, details as small as a few microns can be resolved, i.e., a few cells, and it is possible to scan up to a few millimetres in the depth of the tissue under investigation without having to cut or even to touch it. Over the past few years, we have been working on investigating different aspects of OCT like dispersion, polarisation and speckle. We have also a particular interest in new sources and we have recently developed sources with unprecedented coherence length allowing for deeper imaging. We are also working on pushing the limits of OCT in terms of tissue differentiation using new contrast mechanisms.
 
Our most recent goal is to develop the technology for optical biopsies funded by a successful RSNZ Marsden grant. 
 
We are also developing interests in the cartilage area.

Staff

 
Dr Frederique Vanholesbeeck

Principal Investigator - Physicist

OCT

Dr Eshan Vaghefi

Associate Investigator - Ophtalmologist

OCT

Prof Adrian Podoleanu

Associate Investigator - Physicist 

OCT

 

Assoc Prof Brendan Kennedy

Associate Investigator - Engineering

OCT

Dr Sylwia Kolenderska

Postdoctoral Fellow

OCT

Students

 
James Hope

PhD student

OCT

Magdalena Urbańska

PhD student

OCT

Neelam Hari

MSc student

OCT

Mathew Brown

BSc student

OCT

Ross Porter

BSc/BE student

OCT

Biophotonics

 

Physics Department

The University of Auckland

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