Category Archives: Publications
International workshop on Functional Ultrasound Imaging of the Brain

The first international workshop dedicated to “Functional ultrasound imaging of the brain” will take place from October 27th to November 2nd 2019 in the beautiful setting of Cargèse in Corsica, France.   This workshop will bring together physicists, biologists and clinicians to share their knowledge and latest advances on different aspects of functional ultrasound imaging […]

New publication in Nature Communications

Researchers of the laboratory Physics for Medicine Paris at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI Paris, PSL University, Inserm, CNRS) in collaboration with teams from the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (APHP, Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne Université) and the Vision Institute (Sorbonne Université, Inserm, CNRS) in Paris have achieved a major advance by […]

Our latest publication in Nature Communication: investigating the role of sleep using functional ultrasound imaging

The brain vascular activity has been recorded for the first time across the whole brain in rats during different sleep phases, using functional ultrasound imaging, a technique recently invented by the team Inserm U979 Wave Physics for Medicine. The study, conducted by the team of Mickael Tanter (Inserm U979 – Institut Langevin/CNRS/ESPCI Paris) in collaboration […]

Wide representation at SfN symposium in San Diego, November 2018

Our research on functional Ultrasound imaging of brain activity will be widely present at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience meeting. A total of 16 Abstracts on fUS imaging technology invented by our lab Physics for Medicine Paris will be presented at SfN meeting in San Diego. Many of these abstracts are the results of a […]

fUS imaging at the 32th International conference on High Speed Imaging and Photonics

Mickael Tanter, Principal Investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant FUSIMAGINE gives a plenary lecture on ultrafast imaging and functional Ultrasound of the brain at University of Twente, Netherlands, for the 32th international conference on high speed imaging and Photonics (32th ICHSIP) on Tuesday 9th October 2018. For more information, see :    

Biomedical ultrasound strive forward thanks to the Foundation Bettencourt-Schueller

The research unit “Physics for Medicine” has been granted an extraordinary support by the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation. The Foundation has decided to provide a 4-year support to the unit to support an innovative research in ultrasound-based imaging and therapy for cardiovascular diseases. Ambitious goals such as observing the entire human vascular network down to the smallest […]

Mickael Tanter receives the 2018 ESMI Award in San Sebastian, Spain

On Wenesday March 21th, Prof. Mickael Tanter receives the highest distinction of the European Society in Molecular Imaging in San Sebastian, Spain, for his important contribution to the interdisciplinary research field of Imaging Science. He will present the plenary lecture for ESMI Award on Wenesday March 21th at 8.00 pm at ESMI 2018. The European […]

Creation of Iconeus startup company to widely spread fUS imaging modality

Inserm and its partners CNRS and ESPCI Paris licenced the fUS imaging technology pionneered by M. Tanter’s team to Iconeus company On February 25th 2018, the french startup company Iconeus signed a licence and research collaboration agreeement with Inserm, the french National Institute of Health and Medical Research for the worldwide commercialization of the functional […]

Review Article on fUS imaging in Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Functional ultrasound neuroimaging: a review of the preclinical and clinical state of the art by Thomas Deffieux, Charlie Demene, Mathieu Pernot and Mickael Tanter Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2018, 50:128–135 A review article covering the main articles on functional ultrasound (fUS imaging) of the brain activity was published on February 23rd, 2018, in Current Opinion in Neurobiology. […]

fUS imaging becomes compatible with hybrid PET/CT/fUS Imaging

Currently boiling, imaging medical might have found a unprecedented technique for observing multiple facets of living in real time and non-invasively. Indeed, our team at ESPCI Paris – University PSL (Inserm U979/CNRS/ESPCI Paris), our Research Accelerator Technological (A.R.T. Inserm) in Biomedical Ultrasound and the research center cardiovascular clinic (Inserm / University Paris Descartes) have developed […]

Functional ultrasound imaging of babies makes the cover of Science Translational Medicine

Functional ultrasound imaging of preterm neonates : a world premiere published at the front page of Science Translational Medicine   C. Demené et al., Functional ultrasound imaging of brain activity in human newborns, Science Translational Medicine Vol. 9, Issue 411, doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aah6756   Our team Inserm U979 “Wave Physics for Medicine” has partnered up with the […]

Functional Ultrasound neuroimaging becomes a WebComics !

  Functional Ultrasound NeuroImaging explained by Brain Trippers at ERCcCOMICS !    Our ERC project FUSIMAGINE is one of the four ERC projects selected in 2017 by ERCcOMICS to be translated into a WebComics created by great artists. ERCcOMICS is a creative and ambitious project (funded by the European Research Council) that exploits the power of visual […]

First clinical fUS imaging on adult patients published in Scientific Reports

Intraoperative functional ultrasound imaging of the human brain activity Marion Imbault, Dorian Chauvet, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Laurent Capelle, Mickael Tanter Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 7304 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06474-8 Together with neurosurgeons of La Pitié-Salpétrière hospital, our team has performed a world premiere: for the first time, neurofunctional ultrasound (fUS) imaging of cerebral activity was performed on adult patients […]

First proof of concept of transcranial imaging in awake rodents

Transcranial Functional Ultrasound Imaging in Freely Moving Awake Mice and Anesthetized Young Rats without Contrast Agent   Elodie Tiran, Jérémy Ferrier, Thomas Deffieux, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Sophie Pezet, Zsolt Lenkei, Mickaël Tanter Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (2017)   The first proof of concept of transcranial fUS imaging in awake rodents has been published this month […]

New Publication in NeuroImage : 3D Neurofunctional Ultrasound Imaging of the rat brain visual system

3D Functional Ultrasound Imaging of the cerebral visual system in rodents Marc Gesnik+, Kevin Blaize+, Thomas Deffieux, Jean-Luc Gennisson, José-Alain Sahel, Mathias Fink, Serge Picaud*, Mickael Tanter* Neuroimage (February 2017) 3D functional imaging of the whole brain activity during visual task is a challenging task in rodents due to the complex tri-dimensional shape of involved […]

New publication in Nature Communications : Light controls cerebral blood flow in naive animals

 Light controls cerebral blood flow in naive animals   Ravi L. Runtga, Bruno-Felix Osmanski, Davide Boido, Mickael Tanter, Serge Charpak Nature Communications 8:14191 (January 2017)   A new publication was released in Nature Communications, as a result of the collaboration between our Inserm Unit 979 (led by Mickael Tanter) and the team of Serge Charpak (Inserm […]

Elodie Tiran receives Best PhD Student Award at IEEE IUS 2016

Elodie Tiran receives the Best Student Award of the IEEE International Ultrasound Symposium for her research work on “Multiplane wave imaging” September 22, 2016 The IEEE International Ultrasound Symposium is the major international event in the scientific community of Ultrasound research. The 2016 edition was held this week in Tours, France. Among 1200 abstracts, our student […]

Now hiring..

Hiring two software engineers to join the Inserm U979 team. For more information (in english) contact us directly. L’unité Inserm U979 / Institut Langevin recrute deux chefs de projet ou experts en développement et déploiement d’applications. Envoyer sa candidature à en mentionnant les références du poste.

Wide Media Coverage for our Ultrasound Microscopy paper in Nature

Wide Media Coverage for our Ultrasound Localization Microscopy article in Nature Our publication in Nature, November 26th issue, received a wide interest of the scientific community and beyond. Many journals covered the publication in their news. We thank all of them for their interest !         Nature Podcast – Interview of Mickael […]

Deep in-vivo super-resolution Ultrasound Imaging published in Nature

Ultrafast ultrasound localization microscopy for deep in vivo super-resolution vascular imaging. Nature, 527,499–502 (November 2015)   Physicists of our team “Wave physics for medicine” (Inserm Unit 979) led by Mickaël Tanter has recently demonstrated the use of microbubbles for imaging the vascular network at a microscopic scale deep inside tissue, a work in collaboration with […]