Theme 5 - Multimodality

The guiding principle of Theme 5 is to exploit previous innovations in capsule sensing to complement ultrasound and optical imaging and to provide competitive technologies for comparison.  For example, diagnostic specificity may increase by combining in ERIC increased ultrasonic backscatter from cancer with autofluorescence imaging (AFI).  Similarly whilst ultrasound is one means of mild or intense hyperthermia for therapy, microwave ablation will also be explored as both potentially complementary and a competitor.  Finally we will consider other multimodal opportunities relating to localisation, ie detection of the capsule's position in the body.