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Esther Kho

Esther Kho

Ph.D. Student

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In 2014, I received my Master's degree Biomedical Engineering, with specialization Clinical Physics, from the University of Groningen. Since 2015, I have been working towards the Ph.D. degree at the NKI-AvL. My research concerns the development, testing and clinical evaluation of a hyperspectral imaging system. This technique has already been used for various application by NASA  but was only recently introduced in the medical field. With hyperspectral imaging, we are able to see tumorous tissue in healthy tissue. This is of major importance during breast conserving surgeries, where the surgeon aims to only remove the tumor and preserve as much surrounding healthy tissue. By using hyperspectral imaging, we will be able to help the surgeon, during the operation, to see weather indeed the whole tumor has been removed. This prevents incomplete tumor removal and therefore avoids additional treatment.