This year’s Combined Royal Colleges Lecture will be given by Professors Dhaliwal and Bradley (University of Edinburgh), who were joint recipients of the medal in 2018.
Optical Imaging - a new horizon : How light "of many different colours and flavours" can be used to diagnose disease in a number of remarkable new ways.
We are all very familiar with photonic technology and “light” - in particular with two parameters such as colour and intensity, which are used for a variety of healthcare applications. However, the term “light” covers a number of other phenomena such as fluorescence, phosphorescence and Raman whose unique properties allowing very different “paintings of disease”. In our lecture we will explain the challenges of current clinical practice and how a range of new optical techniques create unique images for disease diagnosis and characterisation.