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Dedicated to the Management of Cancer through Early Detection

Most solid cancers are much more successfully treated if caught early. The Imaging Unit exploits the interaction of light at both the micro- and macro-scopic level to detect, delineate, grade and treat early (predominantly pre-invasive) cancers. We are currently focused on early cancer management issues in the Lung, Cervix, Oral, Breast, Prostate and Skin. This is achieved by developing novel procedures and improving our understanding of:

  1. Automated image analysis of cell preparations
  2. Interactive/automated analysis of histological specimens
  3. Automated image analysis of TMA (Tissue MicroArrays ) an dCMA (Cells MicroArrays)
  4. In Vivo tissue spectroscopy (reflectance, autofluorescence, fluorescence, Raman)
  5. In Vivo tissue imaging (autofluorescence, fluorescence, reflectance) 
  6. Confocal microscopy
  7. Photodynamic therapy
  8. Chemoprevention
  9. In Silico Tissue Modeling (static and dynamic)


The Imaging Unit has a special emphasis on enabling the translation of research to clinical usefulness. Our unit has approximately forty staff of which seven are independent scientists with academic appointments, scientific grants and programmes. The investigative staff working in the Imaging Unit are :