Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150104660 [ 2015-01-01 - 2017-12-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Robert McLaughlin (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Brian Wilson (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Quantitative multi-modal optical imaging of deep tissue. This project aims to create new tools to quantify the structural and functional properties of tissue. Combining multiple optical imaging technologies (multi-modal) into a single, miniaturised probe, these tools could enable physiologists and biomedical researchers to obtain new insight into disease. Encasing the highly miniaturised probe within a medical needle is aimed to allow insertion of the 'needle probe' deep into tissue, extending optical imaging to areas not previously accessible. The project could develop novel quantification models to allow longitudinal assessment and comparison between subjects. Validating the tools with specific biomarkers, it could provide outcomes in breast and liver cancer, and a framework to explore other diseases.

Funding Amount $355,100

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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