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Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

Paper Abstract

Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) has become one of the fastest growing fields in biomedical optics. Unlike pure optical imaging, such as confocal microscopy and two-photon microscopy, PAT employs acoustic detection to image optical absorption contrast with high-resolution deep into scattering tissue. So far, PAT has been widely used for multiscale anatomical, functional, and molecular imaging of biological tissues. We focus on PAT’s basic principles, major implementations, imaging contrasts, and recent applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2016
PDF: 14 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 21(6) 061007 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.6.061007
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 21, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Yong Zhou, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Junjie Yao, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Lihong V. Wang, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)

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