Dr. Mickael Tanter joins the Scientific Advisory Board of The Sense

Mickael Tanter SAB

The direction of The Sense is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Mickael Tanter to the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). We look forward to this future collaboration and are eager to leverage his expertise. We also take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Prof. José-Alain Sahel for his valuable service and expertise as he steps down from his position on the Scientific Advisory Board of The Sense.


Profile and Expertise:

Mickael Tanter is currently a research director at INSERM and the director of the Institute of Physics and Health Technologies of Paris at ESPCI PSL Paris. He also heads the first INSERM technological research accelerator in biomedical ultrasound. A specialist in medical imaging and ultrasound therapy, he earned his habilitation to direct research in physics from Paris VII University in December 2004 with the thesis “New Perspectives in Ultrasonic Medical Imaging and Therapy.” He also completed his PhD in physics with highest honors at Paris VII University between October 1995 and May 1999, with a thesis titled “Application of Time Reversal Focusing to HIFU Treatments of the Brain,” under the supervision of Professor Mathias Fink.

Since 1998, Mickael Tanter has co-invented and developed groundbreaking technologies in biomedical imaging, including ultrafast ultrasound imaging (up to 10,000 images/s) and Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) for advanced diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular pathologies. Co-founder of Supersonic Imagine in 2005, his technology has been used in tens of millions of examinations. He also extended SWE to the quantification of myocardial elasticity and co-created EmyoSound in 2023. In 2017, he founded Iconeus, a leader in ultrasound neuroimaging, with revenues of €8 million in 2024. Additionally, he developed Ultrasound Localization Microscopy (ULM), capable of microscopic resolutions in depth, setting a new standard in non-invasive angiography. These innovations have dramatically improved the temporal resolution, spatial resolution, and blood sensitivity of ultrasound imaging.