Researching to Heal: Developing Better Tools to Fight Cancer

Dr. Thomas O’Sullivan, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, shares about the work of his research group. His team is taking strides to improve medical care, particularly cancer care, with their advanced imaging technologies. Utilizing near-infrared light (more specifically, diffuse optics), they develop technologies to safely and non-invasively image tissue deep beneath the skin. This work, while applicable to many diseases, is presently focused on breast cancer for risk assessment, screening, differential diagnosis, and predicting individual responses to treatment.

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May 1, 2020

Health and SocietyScience and TechnologyBerthiaume Institute for Precision HealthCancer ResearchDepartment of Electrical EngineeringDigest193University of Notre Dame