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Optics. org Article (EN) 2021-06-09 https://optics.org/news/12/6/14
Thema Radiologie Article (FR) 2021-06-02 http://www.thema-radiologie.fr/actualites/2985/un-projet-europeen-aboutit-a-un-dispositif-clinique-pour-le-depistage-du-cancer-de-la-thyroide.html
Radiology News Article (EN) 2021-06-02 https://radiologynews.info/luca-device-proves-its-readiness-for-better-thyroid-cancer-screening/
HealthImaging Article (EN) 2021-06-02 https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/diagnostic-screening/imaging-device-bypass-ultrasound-thyroid-cancer-screening
News Medical Article (EN) 2021-06-01 https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210601/The-LUCA-device-shows-high-accuracy-in-thyroid-cancer-screening.aspx
Medical Express Article (EN) 2021-06-01 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-luca-device-readiness-thyroid-cancer.html
Health Care in Europe Article (EN) 2021-06-01 https://healthcare-in-europe.com/en/news/luca-device-is-read-for-better-thyroid-cancer-screening.html
Press Release (EN) 2021-05-31 https://www.myesr.org/article/3367
LUCA Folder (2021) 2021-05-31 LUCA Folder 2021.pdf
Press Release (EN) 2021-05-31 https://icfo.es/newsroom/news/article/5056
LUCA Poster 2020 2020-07-15 LUCA Poster.pdf
ECR Today article (EN) 2020-07-15 https://ecrtoday.myesr.org/technology-research/eibir-projects-spearheading-medical-photonics-research-and-innovation/
Newsletter Spring 2020 2020-05-06 LUCA Newsletter Spring 2020.pdf
LUCA Policy Brief 2019-11-21 CDB LUCA Policy Brief.pdf
Newsletter Spring 2019 2019-05-08 LUCA Newsletter Spring 2019.pdf
ECR Today article (EN) 2019-03-02 ECR Today 2019.pdf
Healthcare in Europe article (EN) 2019-02-27 https://healthcare-in-europe.com/en/news/a-tool-for-thyroid-cancer-screening.html
Press Release: An innovative non-invasive tool for thyroid cancer screening (EN) 2019-02-26 LUCA Press Release 2019.pdf
POLIMI article (IT) 2019-02-07 https://www.polimi.it/it/dettaglio-news/article/8361/sviluppato-nuovo-strumento-per-la-caratterizzazione-dei-noduli-tiroidei-6351/
Newsletter Spring 2018 2018-03-22 LUCA Newsletter Spring 2018.pdf
News Medical article (EN) 2018-03-19 https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180319/New-optical-point-of-care-device-could-enhance-screening-for-thyroid-nodules.aspx
FOX29 article (EN) 2018-03-19 http://www.wflx.com/story/37756022/new-optical-modules-could-improve-thyroid-cancer-screening
OSA Newsroom (EN) 2018-03-19 https://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2018/new_optical_modules_could_improve_thyroid_cancer_s/
HeathImaging article (EN) 2018-03-19 http://www.healthimaging.com/topics/oncology-imaging/point-care-device-may-upend-traditional-thyroid-cancer-screening-methods
Science and Enterprise article (EN) 2018-03-18 https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=32889
ECR Today article 2018 (EN) 2018-03-01 ECR Today 2018.pdf
Newsletter Summer 2017 2017-08-10 LUCA Newsletter Summer 2017.pdf
ECR Today article 2017 (EN) 2017-03-03 ECR Today 2017.pdf
LUCA Folder 2017-03-01 Luca Folder.pdf
Newsletter Winter 2017 2017-02-28 LUCA Newsletter Winter 2017.pdf
La Vanguardia arcticle (ES) 2016-07-05 http://www.lavanguardia.com/ciencia/cuerpo-humano/20160705/402985360419/fotones-nodulos-cancer-tiroides.html
Research Italy article (EN) 2016-06-30 https://www.researchitaly.it/en/understanding/project-and-success-stories/main-projects/thyroid-nodules-laser-and-ultrasound-for-a-more-precise-and-rapid-diagnosis/
Healthdesk article (IT) 2016-06-24 http://www.healthdesk.it/prevenzione/laser-ultrasuoni-diagnosi-noduli-tiroide
Scienze RAI article (IT) 2016-06-23 http://www.scienze.rai.it/articoli/noduli-alla-tiroide-ci-penser%C3%A0-luca-la-nuova-tecnologia-a-cui-lavora-il-politecnico-di-milano/33861/default.aspx
Le Scienze Web News article (IT) 2016-06-23 http://www.lswn.it/comunicati-stampa/laser-e-ultrasuoni-per-una-diagnosi-precisa-e-puntuale-dei-noduli-alla-tiroide/
Italia Salute article (IT) 2016-06-23 http://www.italiasalute.it/13956/Noduli-tiroidei-nuova-tecnica-per-diagnosticarli.html
Firenze Post article (IT) 2016-06-23 http://www.firenzepost.it/2016/06/23/salute-laser-e-ultrasuoni-per-lo-screening-dei-noduli-alla-tiroide-nasce-il-progetto-luca/
Press Release (IT) 2016-06-23 LUCA Press Release-IT.pdf
BioOptics World article (EN) 2016-06-08 http://www.bioopticsworld.com/articles/2016/06/biophotonics-enabled-device-could-eliminate-unnecessary-thyroid-nodule-surgery.html
Laserlab Forum article (EN) 2016-06-01 http://www.laserlab-europe.eu/news-and-press/issue-21
Optics article (EN) 2016-05-23 http://optics.org/news/7/5/33
Photonics PPP Press Release (EN) 2016-05-12 Press Release PPPP.pdf
News Medical article (EN) 2016-05-11 http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160511/New-portable-device-with-hand-held-probe-could-help-reduce-unnecessary-thyroid-cancer-surgery.aspx
LUCA Video 2016-04-19 https://youtu.be/GeVQS0MzJ4U
MedImaging article (ES) 2016-04-14 http://www.medimaging.es/imaginologia-general/articles/294763715/tecnologia-con-laser-para-deteccion-del-cancer-de-tiroides.html
MedImaging article (EN) 2016-03-28 http://www.medimaging.net/general-imaging/articles/294763430/laser-...1
Healthmanagement article (EN) 2016-03-15 https://healthmanagement.org/c/imaging/news/low-cost-technology-for-thyroid-cancer-screening
Catalunya Vanguardista article (ES) 2016-03-15 http://www.catalunyavanguardista.com/catvan/futuro-dispositivo-para-detectar-cancer-de-tiroides/
Press Release (CAT) 2016-03-14 LUCA Press Release-CAT.pdf
Press Release (ES) 2016-03-14 LUCA Press Release-ES.pdf
Press Release (EN) 2016-03-14 LUCA Press Release-EN.pdf
ECR Today article (EN) 2016-03-06 ECR Today 2016.pdf
Project Fact Sheet 2016-03-02 LUCA Fact Sheet.pdf
Project Logo 2016-02-01 LUCA Logo.jpg

Scientific Publications

Below you can find a list of scientific publications related to the LUCA Project which will be updated as the project progresses.


Name Date File
The LUCA device: a multi-modal platform combining diffuse optics and ultrasound imaging for thyroid cancer screening (Biomedical Optics Express) 2021-06-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-12-6-3392&id=451065
Recipes for diffuse correlation spectroscopy instrument design using commonly utilized hardware based on targets for signal-to-noise ratio and precision (Biomedical Optics Express) 2021-06-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-12-6-3265&id=450923
Neurodevelopmental profile in children with benign external hydrocephalus syndrome. a pilot cohort study. Child's Nervous System 2021-05-10 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00381-021-05201-z#citeas
Blood flow response to orthostatic challenge identifies signatures of the failure of static cerebral autoregulation in patients with cerebrovascular disease 2021-04-09 https://bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12883-021-02179-8#citeas
Time resolved speckle contrast optical spectroscopy at quasi-null source-detector separation for non-invasive measurement of microvascular blood flow (Biomedical Optics Express) 2021-03-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-12-3-1499&id=447852
Monitoring the motor cortex hemodynamic response function in freely moving walking subjects: a time-domain fNIRS pilot study (Neurophotonics) 2021-02-22 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/neurophotonics/volume-8/issue-01/015006/Monitoring-the-motor-cortex-hemodynamic-response-function-in-freely-moving/10.1117/1.NPh.8.1.015006.full?SSO=1
Non-Invasive Estimation of Intracranial Pressure by Diffuse Optics: A Proof-of-Concept Study (Journal of Neurotrauma) 2020-11-06 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/neu.2019.6965
The SiPM revolution in time-domain diffuse optics (Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment) 2020-10-21 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168900220308081?via%3Dihub
The SiPM revolution in time-domain diffuse optics (self-archive) 2020-10-21 http://hdl.handle.net/11311/1145650
Wearable and wireless time-domain near-infrared spectroscopy system for brain and muscle hemodynamic monitoring (Biomedical Optics Express) 2020-09-29 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/abstract.cfm?uri=boe-11-10-5934
Coherent fluctuations in time-domain diffuse optics (APL Photonics) 2020-07-14 https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0011838
In vivo time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy above the water absorption peak (Optics Letters) 2020-07-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/fulltext.cfm?uri=ol-45-13-3377&id=432647
The Curse of Big Data in Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomography: The LUCA approach (Proceedings of Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics 2020) 2020-04-23 https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OTS-2020-SM2D.3
A wearable time domain near infrared spectroscopy system (Proceedings of SPIE) 2020-02-21 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/11237/2544271/Wearable-time-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy-system/10.1117/12.2544271.short?SSO=1
A wearable time domain near infrared spectroscopy system (self-archive) 2020-02-21 http://hdl.handle.net/11311/1145725
Instrument response function acquisition in reflectance geometry for time-resolved diffuse optical measurements (Biomedical Optics Express) 2020-01-02 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-11-1-240&id=424568
Systematic study of the effect of ultrasound gel on the performances of time-domain diffuse optics and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (Biomedical Optics Express) 2019-08-05 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-10-8-3899&id=415380
Systematic study of the effect of ultrasound gel on the performances of time-domain diffuse optics and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (Biomedical Optics Express) 2019-08-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-10-8-3899&id=415380
Effects of the instrument response function and the gate width in time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy: model and validations (Neurophotonics) 2019-07-12 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/neurophotonics/volume-6/issue-03/035001/Effects-of-the-instrument-response-function-and-the-gate-width/10.1117/1.NPh.6.3.035001.full
In vivo time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy of the human muscle above 1000 nm (self-archive) 2019-07-11 http://hdl.handle.net/11311/1125981
Effects of ultrasound impedance matching fluids on diffuse optical measurements (self-archive) 2019-07-11 http://hdl.handle.net/11311/1115447
Effects of ultrasound impedance matching fluids on diffuse optical measurements (Proceedings of ECBO) 2019-07-11 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/11074/2526925/Effects-of-ultrasound-impedance-matching-fluids-on-diffuse-optical-measurements/10.1117/12.2526925.short
In vivo time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy of the human muscle above 1000 nm (Proceedings of SPIE) 2019-07-11 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/11074/2527065/In-vivo-time-domain-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy-of-the-human/10.1117/12.2527065.short
Self-calibrating time-resolved near infrared spectroscopy (Biomedical Optics Express) 2019-05-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-10-5-2657&id=411872
Multi-wavelength dual-detection channel system for time-resolved near-infrared spectroscopy (Proceedings of SPIE) 2019-03-11 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/10874/2509706/Multi-wavelength-dual-detection-channel-system-for-time-resolved-near/10.1117/12.2509706.short?SSO=1
Multi-wavelength dual-detection channel system for time-resolved near-infrared spectroscopy (self-archive) 2019-03-11 https://re.public.polimi.it/retrieve/handle/11311/1121487/479259/1087408_titlepage.pdf
In vivo time-gated diffuse correlation spectroscopy at quasi-null source-detector separation (Optics Letters) 2018-12-31 https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/fulltext.cfm?uri=ol-43-11-2450&id=389640
Eight-Wavelength, Dual Detection Channel Instrument for Near-Infrared Time-Resolved Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics) 2018-08-08 https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8429057
Broadband (550–1350 nm) diffuse optical characterization of thyroid chromophores (Scientific Reports) 2018-07-03 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-27684-8
In vivo time-gated diffuse correlation spectroscopy at quasi-null source-detector separation (Optics Letters) 2018-06-06 https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/fulltext.cfm?uri=ol-43-11-2450&id=389640
Novel Technologies for Time - Domain Diffuse Optics: M iniaturized Wearable Devices and Bioresorbable Optical Fibers (self-archive) 2018-05-02 https://re.public.polimi.it/retrieve/handle/11311/1059029/299176/Binder1.pdf
Novel Technologies for Time - Domain Diffuse Optics: M iniaturized Wearable Devices and Bioresorbable Optical Fibers (Abstract at Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics Congress 2018) 2018-05-02 https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=OTS-2018-OF2D.6
Liquid phantoms for near-infrared and diffuse correlation spectroscopies with tunable optical and dynamic properties (Biomedical Optics Express) 2018-05-01 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/fulltext.cfm?uri=boe-9-5-2068&id=385305
Broadband (600-1100 nm) diffuse optical characterization of thyroid tissue constituents and application to in vivo thyroid studies (self-archive) 2018-04-26 https://re.public.polimi.it/retrieve/handle/11311/1059034/299186/Binder1.pdf
Broadband (600-1100 nm) diffuse optical characterization of thyroid tissue constituents and application to in vivo thyroid studies (Abstract at Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics Congress 2018) 2018-04-26 https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=Translational-2018-CF2B.3
Time -resolved near infrared light propagation using frequency domain superposition (Biomedical Optics Express) 2017-12-28 https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/abstract.cfm?uri=boe-9-1-41
A Compact Two-Wavelength Time-Domain NIRS System Based on SiPM and Pulsed Diode Lasers (IEEE Photonics Journal) 2017-02-01 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7792611/
Time-resolved single-photon detection module based on silicon photomultiplier: A novel building block for time-correlated measurement systems (Review of Scientific Instruments) 2016-07-01 http://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.4954968
Diffuse Optical Characterization of the Healthy Human Thyroid Tissue and Two Pathological Case Studies (PLOS ONE) 2016-01-27 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147851