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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Recent advances toward preclinical and clinical translation of photoacoustic tomography: a review

Paper Abstract

Photoacoustic imaging is an emerging hybrid imaging modality that can provide multicontrast, multiscale imaging of biological features ranging from organelles to organs. The three major embodiments of photoacoustic imaging are microscopy, endoscopy, and computed tomography. Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) or photoacoustic computed tomography allows deep-tissue imaging, and hence it is more suitable for whole body preclinical/clinical imaging applications. Due to fast-growing laser technology and ultrasound detector technology, PAT is evolving rapidly, leading to a quicker translation into clinical trials. We review the recent developments of PAT systems and their applications in preclinical and clinical practices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 2016
PDF: 19 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(4) 041006 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.4.041006
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Paul K. Upputuri, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Manojit Pramanik, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

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