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Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), including CDT supervisors Dr Adrien Desjardins and Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou.

Photonics-enabled market worth $1.45 trillion

Revenue generated by core photonics and photonics enabled businesses continues to grow, according to recent market analysis from a survey of the global market by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Alongside revenue, numbers of both companies and employees are on the rise.