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Photoacoustic Tomography, Hardback Book


The concept of photoacoustic tomography (PAT) emerged in the mid-1990s, and the field of PAT is now rapidly moving forward.

Presenting the research of a well-respected pioneer and leading expert, Photoacoustic Tomography is a first-of-its-kind book covering the underlying principles and practical applications of PAT in a systematic manner.

Written in a tutorial format, the text:Addresses the fundamentals of PAT, the theory on photoacoustic effect, image reconstruction methods, and instrumentationDetails advanced methods for quantitative PAT, which allow the recovery of tissue optical absorption coefficient and/or acoustic propertiesExplores the development of several image-enhancing schemes, including both software and hardware approachesExamines array-based PAT systems that are the foundation for the realization of 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D PATDiscusses photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) and combinations of PAT/PAM with other imaging methodsConsiders contrast-agents-based molecular PAT, with both nontargeted and cell receptor-targeted methodsDescribes clinical applications and animal studies in breast cancer detection, osteoarthritis diagnosis, seizure localization, intravascular imaging, and image-guided cancer therapyPhotoacoustic Tomography is an essential reference for graduate students, researchers, industry professionals, and those who wish to enter this exciting field.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, scatter color - see page breakdown for list of pages; 154 equations; 10 Tables, black and
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Tomography
  • ISBN: 9781482261035



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