Manufacturing Metrology Team

Guest seminar by Ruikang Wang: The Light Works: Non-invasive 3D optical imaging of tissue morphology and microcirculations in vivo.

Advanced Manufacturing Building, C38, Jubilee Campus
Tuesday 15th October 2019 (15:00-16:00)
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Dr. Ruikang Wang

The Light Works: Non-invasive 3D optical imaging of tissue morphology and microcirculations in vivo.

Guest speaker: Dr Ruikang Wang

Abstract: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new medical imaging modality in which the coherent interference of a wide spectrum light source is used to create a high resolution (micron-scale) subsurface image of tissue microstructure. Recently, we have supplemented the microstructural OCT images with additional contrast mechanisms such as blood flow imaging using the static and dynamic (Doppler) speckle effects, which provide us the ability to perform label-free optical microangiography (OMAG) of microcirculatory tissue beds. The ability to visualize tissue blood flow at the microcirculation level is important in a variety of biomedical applications, some of which (along with the OCT basics and the enabling technologies) will be highlighted in this talk. Examples using OCT and OMAG to delineate tissue microanatomy, dynamic blood perfusion, down to capillary level resolution, within living tissue will be given, including ocular, oral and skin tissue organs in humans.  

Biography: Dr Wang is a professor with appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, and directs the Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. He also holds the prestigious positions of WRF/David and Nancy Auth Endowed Innovator of Bioengineering (College of Engineering), and Jules and Doris Stein Research to Prevent Blindness Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology (School of Medicine).

Dr Wang graduated from Tianjin University in 1988 with a B.Eng. in Manufacturing Engineering (with an emphasis on precision instruments), and continuing at Tianjin University, he completed his M.Sc. degree in Precision Measurement and Instrumentation in 1990. He then moved to Scotland for his research in optical information processing with Professor Chris Chatwin at Glasgow University, for which he received his PhD in 1995. After two years postdoctoral research training at Glasgow, he joined as a Lecturer, and then, Senior Lecturer in Bioimaging Science with Keele Medical School, England. In 2002, he became chair professor in Biomedical Optics with Cranfield University, England, where he created and directed Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. In 2005, he joined Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon, as professor in Biomedical Engineering, where he was the Director of Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory.

He is an elected fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA), International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).  His current research interests include biophotonics and imaging, optical coherence tomography, optical microangiography, photoacoustic imaging and their applications in neuroscience, ophthalmology, dermatology and cancer.



Manufacturing Metrology Team

Room B38 Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB