The Optics Division is exploring new ways to investigate the brain and breast non-invasively and without using harmful, ionizing radiation. The group is working to develop the optical imaging technology as well as apply it for a wide range of basic science and clinical studies. Ultimately, these studies could contribute to better understandings of how the brain works as well as improved screening and detection of a variety of pathologies.


Jan. 14, 2016. Registration for the 2016 fNIRS Course is now open

Mar. 14, 2014. SPIE Highlights Presentation by David Boas

Dec. 16, 2013. Neuroimage celebrates 20 years of functional near-infrared spectroscopy

Oct. 29, 2013. David Boas to serve as editor-in-chief of new journal, Neurophotonics

Oct. 21, 2013. Anna Devor and colleagues have outlined a collective vision for what we can achieve through the NIH BRAIN Initiative