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Biomedical Photoacoustics

by Sihua Yang and Da Xing

"Biomedical photoacoustics is one of the most critical developments in the field of biomedical imaging. It exploits the synergy of light and sound and opens up tremendous opportunities from basic science and technology development to applications. This book is a comprehensive and extensive collection of recent developments in biomedical photoacoustics and covers a wide range of subjects. It is handy for researchers and students, as they can learn the basic principles and state-of-the-art developments. It will also serve as a solid foundation for future advanced research in this field."

Prof. Pai-Chi Li, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774581
  • Subject: Nanobiotechnology
  • Published: November 2020
  • Pages: 307

As a fast-growing imaging technology, photoacoustic (PA) imaging synergistically combines electromagnetic and ultrasonic waves, providing higher contrast and resolution than conventional ultrasound imaging. This book presents the latest developments in this field, especially the advances in the detection of diseases using newly developed PA techniques. Organized in seven chapters, it covers the philosophy and technological fundamentals of photoacoustics, key techniques related to fast PA imaging, PA microscopy, PA endoscopy techniques, PA viscoelastic imaging, all-optical non-contact PA imaging technology, and PA imaging’s prospects in the medical market. As the new generation of medical ultrasound, PA imaging will become a powerful modality in the field of medical imaging.

Key Features

  • Covers the theoretical and technological fundamentals of photoacoustics and key techniques of fast photoacoustic imaging, photoacoustic microscopy, photoacoustic endoscopy, and photoacoustic molecular imaging
  • Discusses the latest development in the field, especially in new techniques ranging from the all-optical photoacoustic technique to the photoacoustic viscoelastic imaging technique
  • Concentrates on new photoacoustic techniques for their promotion and advancement in the clinical detection of critical diseases
  • Presents an intense discussion of new techniques for promoting the clinical detection of diseases such as atherosclerosis, using intravascular photoacoustic endoscopy, photoacoustic viscoelastic imaging, and non-contact photoacoustic microscopy
  • Focuses on the commercialization of photoacoustic techniques based on fast imaging technologies