Who are we?
We are the Biophotonics Laboratory of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, located in Gwangju, South Korea.
What do we do?
We pursue the development of multifunctional optical imaging/spectroscopic systems that can provide functional information such as blood flow, blood volume, tissue oxygenation, fluorescence, luminescence, spectral contents and etc.
Why do we do it?
We want to:
- Observe tumor from non-tumor tissue in order to predict the outcome of cancer treatment
- Diagnose skin diseases and provide supportive information for cosmetics
- Observe the brain function in order to guide neurosurgery
- Diagnose/treat urological diseases
- Applications for emergency medicine
- Breast Cancer Detection & Chemotherapy Monitoring
- Brain Function and Disease
- Skin Disease and Cosmetics
- Sexual dysfunction diagnosis and treatment
- Emergency Medicine
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an optical imaging technique based on low-coherent interferometry which employs near-infrared light to capture micrometer-scale, 3D optical scattering media. In our lab, we apply OCT to visualize the tumor blood vessel response during chemotherapy using a dorsal skin-fold window chamber model.
Blood vessel in nude mouse ear and dorsal window chamber (Hoonsup Kim et al.)
Tumor blood vessel in the window chamber before...