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Prospects of Photo- and Thermoacoustic Imaging in Neurosurgery

Ravina, Kristine and Lin, Li and Liu, Charles Y. and Thomas, Debi and Hasson, Denise and Wang, Lihong V. and Russin, Jonathan J. (2020) Prospects of Photo- and Thermoacoustic Imaging in Neurosurgery. Neurosurgery, 87 (1). pp. 11-24. ISSN 0148-396X.

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The evolution of neurosurgery has been, and continues to be, closely associated with innovations in technology. Modern neurosurgery is wed to imaging technology and the future promises even more dependence on anatomic and, perhaps more importantly, functional imaging. The photoacoustic phenomenon was described nearly 140 yr ago; however, biomedical applications for this technology have only recently received significant attention. Light-based photoacoustic and microwave-based thermoacoustic technologies represent novel biomedical imaging modalities with broad application potential within and beyond neurosurgery. These technologies offer excellent imaging resolution while generally considered safer, more portable, versatile, and convenient than current imaging technologies. In this review, we summarize the current state of knowledge regarding photoacoustic and thermoacoustic imaging and their potential impact on the field of neurosurgery.

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Additional Information:© 2019 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model ( Received: 28 March 2019; Accepted: 25 July 2019; Published: 17 October 2019. The authors have no personal, financial, or institutional interest in any of the drugs, materials, or devices described in this article.
Subject Keywords:Photoacoustics, Thermoacoustics, Theranostics, Functional imaging, Molecular imaging, Neurosurgical imaging
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Official Citation:Kristine Ravina, MD, Li Lin, MSE, Charles Y Liu, MD, PhD, Debi Thomas, MD, Denise Hasson, MD, Lihong V Wang, PhD, Jonathan J Russin, MD, Prospects of Photo- and Thermoacoustic Imaging in Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Volume 87, Issue 1, July 2020, Pages 11–24,
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:22 Oct 2019 20:10
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