Kamran Avanaki, PhD, MS

Title & Department

Associate Professor

College of Medicine

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Phone: 312-413-5528

Email: avanaki@uic.edu

My team develops imaging instrumentation to diagnose or assist in diagnosis of tumor tissue. We have developed an optical imaging method and a software that can non-invasively diagnose cutaneous melanoma with more than 95% specificity and sensitivity. We are also developing an imaging-based method using photoacoustic imaging to diagnose breast cancer in dense breast. Another development is to help neurosurgeons to identify the tumor residuals after brain surgery.


PhD, The University of Kent in Canterbury

Disease Focus

Brain; Breast; Head And Neck; Lung; Prostate Cancer; Skin; Ovarian; Cervical

Research Keywords

Medical Imaging; Optical Coherence Tomography; Ultrasound Imaging; Photoacoustic Imaging; Melanoma Imaging; Bcc/scc Imaging; Confocal Imaging; Breast Cancer Imaging

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