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Photonics West chairs' photoacoustics work noted in Economist

08 June 2009

Work by SPIE Members Alexander Oraevsky and Lihong Wang, chairs of the annual Photons Plus Ultrasound conference at SPIE Photonics West, is described in an article on photoacoustic tomography published last week in the Economist magazine.

Titled "The sound of light," the article describes a novel scanning technique that combines optics with ultrasound to provide detailed images at greater depths.

Wang, an SPIE Fellow, was recently named editor of SPIE's Journal of Biomedical Optics, effective January 2010.

Read the full text of the Economist article.