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Photoacoustic microscopy and computed tomography

Wang, Lihong V. and Beare, Gene K. (2008) Photoacoustic microscopy and computed tomography. In: Biomedical Optics, OSA Technical Digest. Optical Society of America , Washington, D.C., Art. No. BMA1.

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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 tutorial, the fundamentals of photoacoustics are first introduced. Then, scanning photoacoustic microscopy and reconstruction-based photoacoustic tomography (or photoacoustic computed tomography) are covered.

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Official Citation:L. V. Wang and G. K. Beare, "Photoacoustic microscopy and computed tomography," in Biomedical Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper BMA1.
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