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Photoacoustic monitoring of tissue temperature at high temporal resolution
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Paper Abstract

Monitoring of tissue temperature is necessary for guiding energy-based medical treatments. The local temperature information is also important for the safe deposition of light/heat energy into the surrounding healthy tissue. Existing imaging modalities fail to monitor tissue temperature with high accuracy and high resolution. Photoacoustic sensing of temperature was demonstrated using Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. A temperature sensitivity of ~0.15°C was obtained at a temporal resolution of ~2 s. Photoacoustic imaging is a high-speed, high-resolution, deep tissue imaging modality for both preclinical and clinical applications. In this work, we demonstrate photoacoustic sensing of temperature at high temporal resolution order of microseconds using high repetition rate (7000 Hz) near-infrared (~803 nm) pulsed laser diodes. The system will find applications in radiation therapy, photothermal therapy, photodynamic therapy, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10878, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019, 1087832 (27 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2508284
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Paul Kumar Upputuri, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Manojit Pramanik, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10878:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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