Medical Biophysics

Image-Guided Therapy and Device Development

MBP Researchers using an imaging device during treatment

Image-guided therapy interrogates the use of any form of medical imaging to plan, perform, and evaluate surgical procedures and therapeutic interventions. Image-guided therapy techniques help to make surgeries less invasive and more precise. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) are the most commonly used techniques. These procedures are also supported by ultrasound, angiography, surgical navigation equipment, tracking tools, and integration software. The creation of novel devices is a cornerstone of medical innovation. In the department of Medical Biophysics, scientists and engineers research, design and produce complex medical devices under highly controlled conditions. The overall goal of this research is to design more effective and safer ways to detect disease, deliver therapy and guide interventions.

Examples of specific research topics include:

  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Focussed ultrasound
  • MRI guided interventions
  • Nanodroplets for Drug Delivery
  • Image guided radiotherapy
  • Assessment of therapeutic response

View Medical Biophysics faculty working in this area.