Srirang Manohar is Professor and Chair, Multi-Modality Medical Imaging (M3I), a new research group. He has pioneered research into photoacoustic imaging of breast cancer. He also investigates the feasibility of the method hybrid with ultrasound imaging in image guidance of Radiofrequency Ablation, imaging ulcers in the diabetic foot, inflammation in joints in rheumatoid arthritis, and imaging of thyroid nodules. Prof. Manohar’s research spans technology development to early clinical assessment. The intended applications of the technologies span the range of ex vivo tissue imaging, minimally-invasive imaging to non-invasive. He has also done investigations into synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles, and in vitro and in vivo application of these and iron oxide nanoparticles in the context of providing contrast for photoacoustics.

Prof. Manohar is the coordinator of the Domain Imaging & Diagnostics at the University of Twente. He also coordinates the H2020 project, PAMMOTH running from 2017-2021. He is also coordinator of the Dutch-India consortium Imaging Needles. He is member of the Organizing Committee for the conference “Photons plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing held annually under auspices of SPIE (Photonics West, San Francisco, USA). He is also member of the Program Committee for the conference Opto-Acoustic Methods & Applications, European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO), Munich, Germany.

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  • Nursing and Health Professions

    • Photoacoustics
    • Imaging
  • Physics

    • Ultrasound
    • Tomography
  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Photoacoustic Imaging
    • Breast
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Photoacoustic Tomography


Biomedical imaging specifically photoacoustic imaging and ultrasound imaging for non-invasive and minimally-invasive detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring of various pathologies including breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid and the diabetic foot.


An anthropomorphic thyroid phantom for ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of nodulesMedical physics, Article 16906 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Boers, T., Brink, W., Bianchi, L., Saccomandi, P., van Hespen, J., Wennemars, G., Braak, S., Versluis, M. & Manohar, S. review of a strategic roadmapping exercise to advance clinical translation of photoacoustic imaging: From current barriers to future adoptionPhotoacoustics, 32, Article 100539. Assi, H., Cao, R., Castelino, M., Cox, B., Gilbert, F. J., Gröhl, J., Gurusamy, K., Hacker, L., Ivory, A. M., Joseph, J., Knieling, F., Leahy, M. J., Lilaj, L., Manohar, S., Meglinski, I., Moran, C., Murray, A., Oraevsky, A. A., Pagel, M. D., … Bohndiek, S. E. spectrum analysis for spherical target size and optical property determination: A feasibility studyPhotoacoustics, 32, Article 100534. Dantuma, M., Gasteau, D. B. & Manohar, S. imaging in thyroid nodule diagnosis, therapy, and follow‐up: Current status and future trendsJournal of Clinical Ultrasound, 51(6), 1087-1100. Boers, T., Braak, S. J., Rikken, N. E. T., Versluis, M. & Manohar, S. breast malignancies with the Twente Photoacoustic Mammoscope 2PLoS ONE, 18, Article e0281434. Schoustra, S. M., De Santi, B., op 't Root, T. J. P. M., Klazen, C. A. H., van der Schaaf, M. C., Veltman, J., Steenbergen, W. & Manohar, S.

Research profiles

Prizes and Awards

[1]    Best project Module in TNW 2015-2016 – Microscopisch detective van kanker – elected by students BMT. with Dr. J. Alers module coordinator

[2]    Decentrale Onderwijsprijs 2015 (Best Teacher elected by students) in the Biomedical Technology (BMT) Education stream.

[3]    Decentrale Onderwijsprijs 2014 (Best Teacher elected by students) in the Biomedical Technology (BMT) Education stream.

[4]    TNW (Science & Technology) Education Award 2012 for excellence in education in the Biomedical Technology (BMT) Education stream.

[5]    Decentrale Onderwijsprijs 2010 (Best Teacher elected by students) in the Biomedical Technology (BMT) Education stream.



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Courses academic year 2023/2024

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Courses academic year 2022/2023

In the press

1) Volkskrant 9 December 2022 "Kan de screening van borstkanker nog beter? Vijf methoden waaraan Nederlandse onderzoekers werken".
2) National Televison (Atlas NTR NPO2) 19 October 2022 "Kun je pijnloos testen op borstkanker?"
3) Health Management (2016) "Dream Imager for Breast Cancer Diagnosis"
4) Volkskrant 4 oktober 2014 "Redt preventieve screening op borstkanker levens?"
5) NRC 22 december 2012 "Batsheba had toch geen borstkanker"


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