School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Application of computational electromagnetic modelling via CST to guide clinical interpretation of images acquired by Optical Coherence Tomography

Supervisor: Dr Robert Donnan

Research group(s): Antennas and Electromagnetics

This topic concerns computer-assisted analysis of OCT images to aid dental clinicians in initial screenings for oral cancer. The aim is to provide ‘computer-vision’ that guides more certain diagnosis. Underpinning this is the need to understand mechanisms of scattering of a probing light-beam. The electromagnetic modelling package CST will be employed to do this by various canonical studies of beam-field scattering. This thesis will be undertaken in collaboration with Dr. Peter Tomlins of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.