The development of novel probes for optical elastography

Rowan Sanderson

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The mechanical properties of tissue are linked to its function and pathology and have long been used for diagnosis. Optical elastography is an emerging field of medical imaging techniques that utilise light to map the mechanical properties of soft tissue with micrometre-scale resolution. While optical elastography has been demonstrated in ophthalmology, oncology, and cardiology, much of this work has focussed on technical developments and preliminary implementations on ex vivo tissues. This Thesis builds on the significant technical developments of optical elastography by translating existing research into a more clinically viable format through the design of novel imaging probes and techniques.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Kennedy, Brendan, Supervisor
  • Curatolo, Andrea, Supervisor
  • Fang, Qi, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date25 Mar 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021


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