Mickaël Tanter

Mickaël Tanter
École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles | ESPCI · Langevin Institute

Research Professor Inserm
Head of Institute Physics for Medicine Paris (Inserm/ESPCI PSL Paris / CNRS)

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January 2005 - present
January 2005 - October 2014
École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
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  • Head of Inserm U979 "Wave Physics for Medicine"

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Tumor growth, similarly to several other pathologies, tends to change the structural orientation of soft tissue fibers, which can become relevant markers for diagnosis. Current diagnosis protocols may require a biopsy for histological analysis, which is an invasive, painful and stressful procedure with a minimum turnaround time of 2 d. Otherwise, d...
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In both human and nonhuman primates (NHP), the medial prefrontal region, defined as the supplementary eye field (SEF), can indirectly influence behavior selection through modulation of the primary selection process in the oculomotor structures. To perform this oculomotor control, SEF integrates multiple cognitive signals such as attention, memory,...
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Background Non-invasive high-resolution imaging of the cerebral vascular anatomy and function is key for the study of intracranial aneurysms, stenosis, arteriovenous malformations, and stroke, but also neurological pathologies, such as degenerative diseases. Direct visualization of the microvascular networks in the whole brain remains however chall...
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The hippocampus plays an important role in learning and memory, requiring high-neuronal oxygenation. Understanding the relationship between blood flow and vascular structure—and how it changes with ageing—is physiologically and anatomically relevant. Ultrafast Doppler (μDoppler) and scanning laser confocal microscopy (SLCM) are powerful imaging mod...
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Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to severe damage to the microvascular network. The process of spontaneous repair is accompanied by formation of new blood vessels; their functionality, however, presumably very important for functional recovery, has never been clearly established, as most studies so far used fixed tissues. Here, combining ultraf...
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The functional imaging within the trigeminal ganglion (TG) is highly challenging due to its small size and deep localization. This study combined a methodological framework able to dive into the rat trigeminal nociceptive system by jointly providing 1) imaging of the TG blood vasculature at microscopic resolution, and 2) the measurement of hemodyna...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to demonstrate 3-dimensional (3D) coronary ultrasound localization microscopy (CorULM) of the whole heart beyond the acoustic diffraction limit (<20 μm resolution) at ultrafast frame rate (>1000 images/s). Background Direct assessment of the coronary microcirculation has long been hampered by the limited sp...
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Mapping blood microflows of the whole brain is crucial for early diagnosis of cerebral diseases. Ultrasound localization microscopy (ULM) was recently applied to map and quantify blood microflows in 2D in the brain of adult patients down to the micron scale. Whole brain 3D clinical ULM remains challenging due to the transcranial energy loss which s...
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How mechanical stress actively impacts the physiology and pathophysiology of cells and tissues is little investigated in vivo. The colon is constantly submitted to multi-frequency spontaneous pulsatile mechanical waves, which highest frequency functions, of 2 s period, remain poorly understood. Here we find in vivo that high frequency pulsatile mec...
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Ultrafast ultrasound imaging (UUI) provides an estimation of carotid plaque stiffness by shear wave elastography (SWE) and the quantification of wall shear stress (WSS) by ultrafast Doppler. We aimed to evaluate the combined criteria of plaque stiffness and WSS applied on the plaque as potential biomarkers of plaque vulnerability assessed by histol...
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Technologies to visualize whole organs across scales in vivo are essential for our understanding of biology in health and disease. To date, only post-mortem techniques achieve cellular resolution across entire organs. 2D ultrasound localization microscopy (ULM) suffers from reprojection issues and out-of-plane motion preventing complex blood flow q...
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The hippocampus plays an important role in learning and memory, requiring high-neuronal oxygenation. Understanding the relationship between blood flow and vascular structure – and how it changes with ageing – is physiologically and anatomically relevant. Ultrafast Doppler (µDoppler) and Scanning Laser Confocal Microscopy (SLCM) are powerful imaging...
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Rapid-eye-movement sleep (REMS) or paradoxical sleep is associated with intense neuronal activity, fluctuations in autonomic control, body paralysis and brain-wide hyperemia. The mechanisms and functions of these energy-demanding patterns remain elusive and a global picture of brain activation during REMS is currently missing. In the present work,...
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Rapid-eye-movement sleep (REMS) or paradoxical sleep is associated with intense neuronal activity, fluctuations in autonomic control, body paralysis and brain-wide hyperemia. The mechanisms and functions of these energy-demanding patterns remain elusive and a global picture of brain activation during REMS is currently missing. In the present work,...
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Remote, precisely controlled activation of the brain is a fundamental challenge in the development of brain machine interfaces providing feasible rehabilitation strategies for neurological disorders. Low-frequency ultrasound stimulation can be used to modulate neuronal activity deep in the brain, but this approach lacks spatial resolution and cellu...
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Absence of the astrocyte-specific membrane protein MLC1 is responsible for megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC), a rare type of leukodystrophy characterized by early-onset macrocephaly and progressive white matter vacuolation that lead to ataxia, spasticity, and cognitive decline. During postnatal development (from P5 to...
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Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to severe damage to the microvascular network. The process of spontaneous repair is accompanied by formation of new blood vessels; their functionality, however, presumably very important for functional recovery, has never been clearly established, as most studies so far used fixed tissues. Here, combining ultraf...
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Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to severe damage to the microvascular network. The process of spontaneous repair is accompanied by formation of new blood vessels; their functionality, however, presumably very important for functional recovery, has never been clearly established, as most studies so far used fixed tissues. Here, combining ultraf...
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Purpose New biomarkers are needed to assess the vulnerability of carotid plaque to guide carotid surgery decision. Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging (UUI) provides an estimation of plaque stiffness by Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) and the quantification of wall shear stress (WSS) by ultrafast Doppler. We aimed at evaluating the plaque stiffness and WSS...
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Technologies to visualize whole organs across scales in vivo are essential for our understanding of biology in health and disease. To date, only post-mortem techniques such as perfused computed tomography scanning or optical microscopy of cleared tissues achieve cellular resolution across entire organs and imaging methods with equal performance in...
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The rise of ultrafast ultrasound imaging - with plane or diverging waves - paved the way to new applications of ultrasound in biomedical applications. Though, propagation through complex layers (typically fat, muscle, and bone) hinder considerably the image quality, especially because of sound speed heterogeneities. In difficult-to-image patients,...
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Recent advances in ultrasound imaging triggered by transmission of ultrafast plane waves have rendered functional ultrasound (fUS) imaging a valuable neuroimaging modality capable of mapping cerebral vascular networks, but also for the indirect capture of neuronal activity with high sensitivity thanks to the neurovascular coupling. However, the exp...
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Optogenetics has revolutionized neurosciences by allowing fine control of neuronal activity. An important aspect for this control is assessing the activation and/or adjusting the stimulation, which requires imaging the entire volume of optogenetically-induced neuronal activity. An ideal technique for this aim is fUS imaging, which allows one to gen...
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Quantitative assessment of myocardial stiffness is crucial to understand and evaluate cardiac biomechanics and function. Despite the recent progresses of ultrasonic shear wave elastography, quantitative evaluation of myocardial stiffness still remains a challenge because of strong elastic anisotropy. In this paper we introduce a smart ultrasound ap...
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Row column addressing (RCA) transducers have the potential to provide volumetric imaging at ultrafast frame rate using a low channel count over a large field of view. In previous works we have shown that vascular imaging of large arteries as well as functional neuroimaging of the rat brain were feasible using RCA orthogonal plane wave imaging (OPW)...
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Absence of the astrocyte-specific membrane protein MLC1 is responsible for megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC); this rare type of leukodystrophy is characterized by early-onset macrocephaly and progressive white matter vacuolation that lead to ataxia, spasticity, and cognitive decline. During postnatal development (from...
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The functional imaging of the neurovascular coupling within the trigeminal ganglion (TG) is highly challenging due to its small size and its deep localization. This study combined a methodological framework able to dive into the rat trigeminal nociceptive system by jointly providing first imaging of the trigeminal ganglion blood vasculature at micr...
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Introduction Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging (UUI) provides an estimation of carotid plaque stiffness by shear wave elastography (SWE) and the quantification of wall shear stress (WSS) by ultrafast Doppler. Objective We aimed to evaluate the combined criteria of plaque stiffness and WSS applied on the plaque as potential biomarkers of plaque vulnerab...
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Aims: Hepatic capillaries are lined with specialised liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) which support macromolecule passage to hepatocytes and prevent fibrosis by keeping hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) quiescent. LSEC specialisation is co-determined by transcription factors. The Zinc-Finger E-Box-binding Homeobox (Zeb)2 transcription factor...
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Recent advances in ultrasound imaging triggered by ultrafast plane waves transmission have rendered functional ultrasound (fUS) imaging a valuable neuroimaging modality capable of mapping cerebral vascular networks, but also to indirectly capture neuronal activity with high sensitivity thanks to the neurovascular coupling. However, the expansion of...
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Only one High Intensity Focused Ultrasound device has been clinically approved for transcranial brain surgery at the time of writing. The device operates within 650 kHz and 720 kHz and corrects the phase distortions induced by the skull of each patient using a multi-element phased array. Phase correction is estimated adaptively using a proprietary...
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Ultrasound sensitivity to slow blood flow motion gained two orders of magnitude in the last decade thanks to the advent of ultrafast ultrasound imaging at thousands of frames per second. In neuroscience, this access to small cerebral vessels flow led to the introduction of ultrasound as a new and full-fledged neuroimaging modality. Much as function...
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Changes in cerebral blood flow are associated with stroke, aneurysms, vascular cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative diseases and other pathologies. Brain angiograms, typically performed via computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, are limited to millimetre-scale resolution and are insensitive to blood-flow dynamics. Here we show that u...
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Clinicians have long been interested in functional brain monitoring, as reversible functional losses often precedes observable irreversible structural insults. By characterizing neonatal functional cerebral networks, resting-state functional connectivity is envisioned to provide early markers of cognitive impairments. Here we present a pioneering b...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Foundation. Main funding source(s): Bettencourt Foundation Background/Introduction We demonstrated recently that Ultrafast ultrasound Doppler imaging can image the intramyocardial coronary circulation in beating hearts of large animals and patients [1]. Yet, ultrasound spatial resolution remains lim...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public grant(s) – EU funding. Main funding source(s): ERC Introduction Myocardial stiffness (MS) is crucial to understand cardiac biomechanics and evaluate cardiac function. We recently demonstrated that shear wave imaging using acoustic radiation force can provide quantitative end-diastolic MS in...
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Optogenetic stimulation of the primary visual cortex (V1) is a promising therapy for sight restoration, but it remains unclear what total cerebral volume is activated after surface stimulation. In this study, we expressed the red-shifted opsin ChrimsonR in excitatory neurons within V1 in rats, and used the fine spatial resolution provided by functi...
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Doppler ultrasound is the premier modality to analyze blood flow dynamics in clinical practice. With conventional systems, Doppler can either provide a time-resolved quantification of the flow dynamics in sample volumes (spectral Doppler) or an average Doppler velocity/power [color flow imaging (CFI)] in a wide field of view (FOV) but with a limite...
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The past decade has brought tremendous progress in diagnostic and therapeutic options for cerebrovascular diseases as exemplified by the advent of thrombectomy in ischemic stroke, benefitting a steeply increasing number of stroke patients and potentially paving the way for a renaissance of neuroprotectants. Progress in basic science has been equall...
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Pupil dilation is known to be an index of cognitive effort. Nevertheless, our lack of knowledge of the precise dynamics through which pupil size and activity of the medial prefrontal cortex are conjugated during cognitive tasks highlights the need for its further investigation before, during, and after changes in pupil size. Here, we tested whether...
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During locomotion, theta and gamma rhythms are essential to ensure timely communication between brain structures. However, their metabolic cost and contribution to neuroimaging signals remain elusive. To finely characterize neurovascular interactions during locomotion, we simultaneously recorded mesoscale brain hemodynamics using functional ultraso...
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Background: Not all patients with severe aortic valve stenosis are eligible for open-heart surgery or TAVR. CARDIAWAVE (Paris, France) has developed Valvosoft, a unique non-invasive ultrasound therapy device to treat aortic stenosis. The therapy aims to improve the opening of severely calcified aortic valves by cracking the calcium and reducing the...
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Objectives We recently developed a unique transthoracic non-invasive ultrasound therapy device called Valvosoft to treat aortic stenosis. The therapy consists in delivering trans-thoracically precisely focused and controlled short ultrasound pulses (<20μsec) at a high acoustic intensity to produce non-thermal mechanical tissue softening of the calc...
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The objectives were to develop a novel three-dimensional technology for imaging naturally occurring shear wave (SW) propagation, demonstrate feasibility on human volunteers and quantify SW velocity in different propagation directions. Imaging of natural SWs generated by valve closures has emerged to obtain a direct measurement of cardiac stiffness....
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Despite a century of research on the physiology/pathophysiology of the spinal cord in chronic pain condition, the properties of the spinal cord were rarely studied at the large-scale level from a neurovascular point of view. This is mostly due to the limited spatial and/or temporal resolution of the available techniques. Functional ultrasound imagi...
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The objectives were to develop a novel three-dimensional technology for imaging naturally occurring shear wave (SW) propagation, demonstrate feasibility on human volunteers and quantify SW velocity in different propagation directions. Imaging of natural SWs generated by valve closures has emerged to obtain a direct measurement of cardiac stiffness....
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Aims Pulsed Cavitational Ultrasound Therapy (thombotripsy) allows the accurate fractionation of a distant thrombus. We aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of non‐invasive thrombotripsy using a robotic assisted and high frequency ultrasound approach to recanalize proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in a swine model. Methods Occlusive thro...
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There is a critical need for reliable quantitative biomarkers to assess functional brain alterations in mouse models of neuropsychiatric diseases, but current imaging methods measuring drug effects through the neurovascular coupling, face issues including poor sensitivity, drug-induced changes in global brain perfusion and the effects of anesthesia...
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Calcific aortic stenosis (CAS) is associated with advanced age and comorbidities, therefore a non-invasive therapy would be beneficial. We previously demonstrated that ultrasound therapy (UT) improved calcified bioprosthetic valves function, in open chest model. For translational application, we tested Non-Invasive Ultrasound Therapy (NIUT) transth...
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PurposePhysiological motion and partial volume effect (PVE) significantly degrade the quality of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) images in the fast-beating hearts of rodents. Several Super-resolution (SR) techniques using a priori anatomical information have been proposed to correct motion and PVE in PET images. Ultrasound is ideally sui...
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Chronic pain pathologies, which are due to maladaptive changes in the peripheral and/or central nervous systems, are debilitating diseases that affect 20% of the European adult population. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying this pathogenesis would facilitate the identification of novel therapeutic targets. Functional connectivity (...
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The default mode network (DMN) has been defined in functional brain imaging studies as a set of highly connected brain areas, which are active during wakeful rest and inactivated during task-based stimulation. DMN function is characteristically impaired in major neuropsychiatric diseases, emphasizing its interest for translational research. However...