Photoacoustic Imaging in Biomedicine and Life Sciences


Photo-acoustic imaging, also known as opto-acoustic imaging, has become a widely popular modality for biomedical applications. This hybrid technique possesses the advantages of high optical contrast and high ultrasonic resolution. Due to the distinct optical absorption properties of tissue compartments and main chromophores, photo-acoustics is able to non-invasively observe structural and functional variations within biological tissues including oxygenation and deoxygenation, blood vessels and spatial melanin distribution. The detection of acoustic waves produced by a pulsed laser source yields a high scaling range, from organ level photo-acoustic tomography to sub-cellular or even molecular imaging. This review discusses significant novel technical solutions utilising photo-acoustics and their applications in the fields of biomedicine and life sciences.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
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Uncontrolled Keywords: photo-acoustics,opto-acoustic imaging,biomedical imaging,photo-acoustic tomography,photo-acoustic microscopy,photo-acoustic endoscopy
Publication ISSN: 2075-1729
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2024 08:42
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 10:23
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2022-04-14
Accepted Date: 2022-02-19
Authors: Neprokin, Alexey
Broadway, Christian (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1875-8859)
Myllylä, Teemu
Bykov, Alexander
Meglinski, Igor (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7613-8191)



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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