The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Conference BO402
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018
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Abstract Due:
17 July 2017

Author Notification:
25 September 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
5 January 2018


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This conference will be dedicated to imaging, sensing, monitoring and spectroscopy based on the combination of light and sound by synergistically utilizing the high optical contrast and the high ultrasonic resolution. The images based on optical contrast are complementary to images based on ultrasonic contrast. The hybrid technology such as optoacoustic/photoacoustic tomography can provide anatomical and functional imaging for comprehensive tissue characterization. It is also capable of providing high-resolution molecular imaging. The areas of interest include methods involving optically and thermally induced acoustic waves and acoustically modulated optical waves and a variety of laser-induced thermal and acoustic phenomena, covering basic research, instrumentation and applications. Biomedical applications include cancer detection, localization, and differentiation, detection of atherosclerotic plaques, vascular imaging and angiography.

Topics that involve a combination of light and sound include:
  • microscopy
  • endoscopy
  • intravascular microscopy
  • computed tomography
  • focal scanning imaging
  • image reconstruction
  • signal processing
  • light sources
  • ultrasonic transducers
  • optical sensing of pressure or displacement
  • contrast agents
  • non-imaging sensing
  • non-imaging spectroscopy
  • microwave or RF excitation of ultrasonic waves
  • laser ultrasound
  • quantitative imaging
  • functional imaging
  • molecular imaging
  • multimodality imaging
  • small animal imaging
  • clinical imaging
  • monitoring of therapy
  • guiding surgery and biopsy
  • ultrasonic encoding of light
  • wavefront engineering
  • other advances.

Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award
Seno Medical Instruments of San Antonio, Texas, will sponsor the “Best Paper Award” at this conference (Certificate of recognition to all coauthors and $3,000). To qualify for the Award, authors must submit a two-page summary of their best results three weeks before the conference, present their papers at the conference (oral or poster) and publish a full manuscript in the SPIE Proceedings. Finalists will be announced in the Introduction to the conference proceedings volume. Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony in the conference the following year.
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