Autors: Stoev, V. V.
Title: Overview of Photoacoustic Imaging in the Medical Diagnostics Field
Keywords: Photoacoustic imaging, inversion, laser, transducer

Abstract: The acoustic and optical domains bind in the relatively novel field of photoacoustic imaging, where a short pulse of electromagnetic energy generates an acoustic wave. Capable of delivering high contrast images, the technique is drawing considerable attention as a tool for diagnosis of cancer, lipid deposits, hemoglobin concentration, brain related diseases and many more. The theory of image reconstruction has undergone extensive research in the past 20 years which, coupled with the innovations in signal generation and detection, has successfully advanced the field to the preclinical stage. In this paper we give an overview of the specifics of photoacoustic imaging and elaborate on image reconstruction, signal generation and acquisition.


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Electronics ET2015, vol. 9, issue 1, pp. 22-25, 2015, Bulgaria, ТУ - София, ISSN 1314-0078

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