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Mon, 23 Oct


Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Versatile, illumination-based hyperspectral imaging for endoscopy

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Versatile, illumination-based hyperspectral imaging  for endoscopy
Versatile, illumination-based hyperspectral imaging  for endoscopy

Time & Location

23 Oct 2023, 18:00 – 19:30

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK

About the Event

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Isabelle works as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Cambridge, her research mainly focuses on hyperspectral endoscopic imaging, with the aim of improving the early detection of oesophageal and gastric cancers. She got her bachelor degree in physics at McGill University, the master degree at the University of Toronto  in quantum optics and further obtained her PhD in Optics and Neuroscience at Aix-Marseille Université.


Detecting oesophageal cancer early leads to significantly better patient outcomes. Patients with conditions associated with higher cancer risk therefore undergo regular surveillance endoscopies, yet due to low contrast in white light imaging, standard of care endoscopies suffer from low detection rates. Hyperspectral imaging is a new frontier in medical physics that collects both spatial and spectral information from a sample and has shown potential to increase contrast between healthy and diseased tissue. We developed a system enabling flexible illumination-based hyperspectral imaging, designed to be used with a standard clinical endoscope. Our custom light source consists of white light from a supercontinuum laser and one of two tunable illumination systems: an acousto-optic tunable filter, enabling narrowband spectral sweeps, or a high-speed digital micromirror device, resulting in a highly versatile system for clinical testing.

Speaker Dinner Sign-up

After each talk CUWPS will invite the speaker to join the committees for a casual dinner at a local restaurant. This year we would like to share this opportunity with our members, so that we can stimulate networking and conversation both with the speaker, committee members and among the cohort.

However, due to limited dining spaces, we can only offer 5 places to our members. The selection follows a first come first serve basis and will prioritise those who are taking physics/physical biology degrees and have not attended speaker dinners before. The sign-up closes on Oct 22nd 6pm, we will notify those who get selected, with the information on the restaurant and how to get there. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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