Dr Catherine Kendall will disuss the use of spectroscopy in medical diagnosis.
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Dr Catherine Kendall will describe how scientists and clinicians are harnessing the power of light to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Light is widely used in hospitals and is an area of intense research interest. There is a pressing clinical need for novel non-invasive diagnostic tools with potential for real-time application. Dr Catherine Kendall, a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow based in the Biophotonics Research Unit, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will provide an overview of medical imaging techniques, discussing the application of the electromagnetic spectrum to the diagnosis and treatment of disease, before focusing on optical disease diagnostics. In particular the benefits of using light for improved cancer diagnosis will be discussed.