School of Physics & Astronomy

"Seeing" through body tissues

Seeing the unseeable - Imaging through tissue

A UK-wide research team, led Prof Kishan Dholakia of our School, has developed an innovative new way to optically image through tissue, which could allow for a more detailed understanding and diagnosis of the early stages of various diseases, including cancer.

The study, in collaboration with the University of Southampton and the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre at the University of Edinburgh, and published in Science Advances (Friday 12 October), paves the way to move from superficial to functional imaging, potentially transforming studies in neuroscience.

The paper is titled "Wide-field multiphoton imaging through scattering media without correction’ and has the digital object identifier number dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau1338

For more information, please see the University News Item and the journal article, both of which are linked to below.