Biomedical Instrumentation And Imaging

The Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging research focus area is centered on developing and evaluating new electronic devices, imaging methods and approaches, and algorithms for signals acquisition and reconstruction, functional stimulation, and image processing and computational analysis.

At  Florida Tech, the Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging research includes applications such as cardiovascular research, ultrasound imaging and therapeutics, developement and characterization of sensors to measure biopotentials (such as EEG, ECG and EMG), and development of optical tomography system for cancer detection

Biomedical Instrumentation and Ultrasound Research

Dr. Kaya's research interests focus on cardiovascular research, ultrasound imaging and therapeutics, biosensors and medical devices. He has worked on projects including Human Patient Simulator, a seizure and epilepsy detector, a medical device to stop excessive menstrual bleeding, ultrasound image-guided release of oxygen to hypoxic tumor to enhance cancer radiotherapy, stem cells and ultrasound to treat vascular injury due to stent placement and non-invasive detection of cardiac arrhythmia to identify which patients are at the highest risk of sudden death. Specific areas of interest include developing innovative techniques and devices for the detection and therapy of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial ischemia, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, hemorrhagic shock and procedures including angioplasty/stent placement and hemodynamic monitoring. In addition, Dr. Kaya has also interest in the development of contrast agents and ultrasound technology for diagnosis and therapy of diseases including cancer.

Laser, Optics, and Instrumentation Laboratory

Current research on this lab focuses on analyzing short pulse laser-tissue interaction for biomedical imaging and development of optical tomography system for cancer detection, use of lasers for therapeutic applications, use of noninvasive near-infrared spectroscopy system to evaluate physiological cerebral dysfunction in athletes for concussion management. Research is also performed to develop 3D vascular tissue constructs using bioprinting as a physiologically relevant model to optimize laser parameters for tissue ablation.