Dr. Neil T. Clancy
Sr Optical Systems Physicist at Tympany Medical
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
multispectral imaging , 3D tissue imaging , surgical light sources , polarisation imaging , endoscopy
Profile Summary

I work as a research associate in the biophotonics group in the Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London. My work primarily involves the design, construction and application of optical devices for use in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This includes:
• Measurement of tissue oxygenation
• 3D surface shape measurement
• Correction of motion artefacts in multispectral image stacks
• Application-specific surgical light sources
• Polarisation imaging
• Gaze-contingent autofocus
• Fluorescent gold nanoparticle detection

A number of these techniques have been trialled in vivo in applications such as bowel oxygenation imaging, perfusion imaging during organ transplant procedures, examination of vascular anastomoses and contrast enhancement during MIS examination of the abdomen.

I am also interested in advanced image analysis algorithms for structured light detection, pattern recognition, modelling of light propagation in tissue and 3D reconstruction of tissue surface shape.
Publications (16)

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10576, Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
KEYWORDS: Infrared cameras, Visualization, Tissues, Cameras, Calibration, Electrodes, Video, Pancreas, Augmented reality, Optical tracking

Proceedings Article | 19 April 2017 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10054, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XV
KEYWORDS: Gold, Endoscopy, Hyperspectral imaging, Injuries, Visualization, Tissues, Reflectivity, Diagnostics, Endoscopes, In vivo imaging

SPIE Journal Paper | 25 January 2017
JMI Vol. 4 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Tissues, Image classification, Laparoscopy, Multispectral imaging, RGB color model, Cameras, Image understanding, Medical imaging, Feature extraction, Surgery

SPIE Journal Paper | 27 October 2016
JBO Vol. 21 Issue 10
KEYWORDS: Multispectral imaging, Surgery, Uterus, Oxygen, Transplantation, Oximeters, Laparoscopy, Blood, Tissues, Tissue optics

Proceedings Article | 18 March 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9786, Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
KEYWORDS: Endoscopy, Visualization, Tissues, Surgery, Cameras, Reflectivity, Feature extraction, Medical imaging, Multispectral imaging, Kidney, Image classification, Tissue optics, Image understanding, Laparoscopy, RGB color model

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Conference Committee Involvement (1)
Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications
5 October 2020 | Online Only, United Kingdom
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