The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
Conference BO402
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019
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Abstract Due:
25 July 2018

Author Notification:
1 October 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
11 January 2019


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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 at large tissue depths. 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.

The year of 2018/2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the pioneering works published by SPIE in the field of biomedical optoacoustic (photoacoustic) imaging. A special anniversary session is planned for the “Photons plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019” conference to feature presentations by the leading researchers in the field.

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 an extended technical Summary (1-3 pages) of their best results at the time of Abstract submission, present their papers at the conference (oral or poster) and publish a full manuscript in the SPIE Proceedings. A special session will be organized at the conference dedicated to The Best Paper Award. A Certificate of The Best Paper will be presented at the Award Ceremony to be held as the last session of the Conference. Cash award will be delivered after the publication of the conference proceedings volume.
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