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Photoacoustic tomography

Wang, Lihong V. and Beare, Gene K. (2008) Photoacoustic tomography. In: 2008 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, Art. No. CThG1. ISBN 9781557528599.

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The field of photoacoustic tomography has experienced considerable growth in the past few years. Although several commercially available pure optical imaging modalities, including confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, and optical coherence tomography, have been highly successful, none of these technologies can provide penetration beyond ~1 mm into scattering biological tissues because they are based on ballistic and quasi-ballistic photons. Heretofore, there has been a void in high-resolution optical imaging beyond this depth limit. Photoacoustic tomography, which combines high ultrasonic resolution and strong optical contrast in a single modality, has filled this void. In this invited presentation, the fundamentals of photoacoustics are first introduced. Then, scanning photoacoustic microscopy and reconstruction-based photoacoustic tomography (or photoacoustic computed tomography) are covered. Recent progress are highlighted.

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Official Citation:L. V. Wang and G. K. Beare, "Photoacoustic tomography," 2008 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, San Jose, CA, 2008, pp. 1-2. doi: 10.1109/CLEO.2008.4551407
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