Dr. Carp’s research group focuses on the development and clinical translation of light-based non-invasive sensing and imaging methods for disease detection and management. Major thrusts include the use of near-infrared spectroscopy and tomography as well as diffuse correlation spectroscopy to advance brain health monitoring and breast cancer management. Through collaborations with clinicians at MGH and beyond, he and his group are able to test their devices and data processing algorithms in the intended use setting to guide our technology development towards meaningful clinical integration.


PhD in Biomedical Optics, University of California, Irvine

Select Publications

1. Carp SA, Farzam P, Redes N, Hueber DM, Franceschini MA. Combined multi-distance frequency domain and diffuse correlation spectroscopy system with  simultaneous data acquisition and real-time analysis. Biomed Opt Express. 2017 Aug 7;8(9):3993-4006.

2. Zimmermann BB, Deng B, Singh B, Martino M, Selb J, Fang Q, Sajjadi AY, Cormier J, Moore RH, Kopans DB, Boas DA, Saksena MA, Carp SA. Multimodal breast cancer imaging using coregistered dynamic diffuse optical tomography and digital breast  tomosynthesis. J Biomed Opt. 2017 Apr 1;22(4):46008.

3. Boas DA, Sakadžić S, Selb J, Farzam P, Franceschini MA, Carp SA. Establishing the diffuse correlation spectroscopy signal relationship with blood flow. Neurophotonics. 2016 Jul;3(3):031412.



Cancer detection by optical measurement of compression-induced transients, US10010277B2
Systems and methods for characterizing biological material using near-infrared spectroscopy, WO2018052933A1
Optical fiber probe arrangement for use with X-ray mammography, US9265460B2


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