The WINTHER project will develop next-generation fast RSOM (F-RSOM) that is two orders of magnitude faster than the existing RSOM, enabling assessment of endothelial functions.
Optoacoustic (photoacoustic) imaging enables three-dimensional, high-resolution optical imaging deep inside tissues (through several millimetres to centimetres). Ultra-broadband raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM), recently developed, offers advanced cross-sectional optical imaging of the skin; it has been successfully introduced into clinical diagnostics in the dermatology field.
The new RSOM will be aided by a modern computation framework, based on deterministic and artificial intelligence algorithms. It is hoped that the introduction of F-RSOM will improve the clinical accuracy of RSOM to advance its application in therapeutic monitoring of cardiometabolic diseases and inflammatory skin conditions.