My research interests include the development of combined imaging methods for advanced screening, diagnostics and therapeutics, design and prototyping of medical devices for combined medical imaging, development novel technologies for assessment of soft tissue properties and to detect pathologies more accurately and at earlier stages.
I am designing and prototyping integrated catheters for combined intravascular photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging of arterial tissues in real time. The goal is to detect and characterize vulnerable atherosclerotic plagues, malaposition of stents and provide feedback to advanced treatment.
I am also developing combined ultrasound and OCT probes to measure viscoelastic properties of ocular tissues. The goal is to develop more accurate measurements of intraocular pressure and biomechanical properties of a crystalline lens.
Lastly, I am designing the opto-ultrasound system to create a train of microbubbles into a crystalline lens with consequent real-time monitoring of their motions during mechanical deformation of the lens. The goal is to visualize the inner deformation of the lens to develop laser-based treatment of presbiopya.