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.

Topics that involve a combination of light and sound include: All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee to determine acceptance. Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of review and will not be published.

Post-deadline submissions may be accepted contingent upon confirmation of exceptional quality of research as determined by the Program Committee.

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 cash award).
Photoacoustics Journal, Elsevier, will sponsor the “Best Poster Award” at this conference (Certificate of recognition to all coauthors and $1,500 cash award).

To qualify for the Award, authors must submit a 2-page extended abstract 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 and The Best Poster Awards. A Certificate of The Best Paper or The Best Poster 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.

Submissions to this conference include the following:
  • 100 word text abstract (for online program) (REQUIRED)
  • 250-word text abstract (for technical review) (REQUIRED)
  • Optional 2-page extended abstract (this option makes submissions eligible for the Best Paper or the Best Poster award nominations). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.
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Conference BO402

Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2022

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 11 August 2021
Author Notification: 11 October 2021
Manuscript Due: 29 December 2021
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.

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
  • 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 technological advances.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee to determine acceptance. Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of review and will not be published.

Post-deadline submissions may be accepted contingent upon confirmation of exceptional quality of research as determined by the Program Committee.

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 cash award).
Photoacoustics Journal, Elsevier, will sponsor the “Best Poster Award” at this conference (Certificate of recognition to all coauthors and $1,500 cash award).

To qualify for the Award, authors must submit a 2-page extended abstract 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 and The Best Poster Awards. A Certificate of The Best Paper or The Best Poster 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.

Submissions to this conference include the following:
  • 100 word text abstract (for online program) (REQUIRED)
  • 250-word text abstract (for technical review) (REQUIRED)
  • Optional 2-page extended abstract (this option makes submissions eligible for the Best Paper or the Best Poster award nominations). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.
Conference Chair
TomoWave Labs, Inc. (United States)
Conference Chair
Caltech (United States)
Program Committee
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Institut Langevin Ondes et Images (France)
Program Committee
Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Research Ctr. for Non Destructive Testing GmbH (Austria)
Program Committee
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Program Committee
The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch (United States)
Program Committee
Martin Frenz
Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Program Committee
National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Program Committee
Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Program Committee
Peking Univ. (China)
Program Committee
National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Program Committee
Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Program Committee
Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH (Germany)
Program Committee
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Program Committee
Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria)
Program Committee
ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Program Committee
Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Program Committee
Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Program Committee
The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Program Committee
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
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