Intravascular fluorescence life-time imaging of the vulnerable plaque

Project Details


We aim in this project to improve the current intravascular imaging modalities by combining anatomical information with molecular characterization. Hereto, fluorescent tracers will be used directly at different biomarkers of vulnerable plaques. For the detection of the fluorescent signal bound to the atherosclerotic lesions, a new intravascular detector will be designed, which will be combined with an intravascular ultrasound catheter for structural information.
Effective start/end date1/01/1231/12/15


  • image processing techniques
  • image modelling and medical science
  • PET
  • small animal imaging
  • radiopharmaceuticals

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • (Bio)medical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Physical sciences
  • Basic sciences


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