Photoacoustic Tomography (Hardback)Huabei Jiang (author)
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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 therapy
Photoacoustic Tomography is an essential reference for graduate students, researchers, industry professionals, and those who wish to enter this exciting field.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
"... a comprehensive accounting of photoacoustic imaging (PAI) methods and related technologies with emphasis on the author's own works. ... [a] timely addition to attract readers to this fascinating and relatively new area of research. The book uniquely covers the fundamentals of photoacoustic imaging with descriptions of basic physics, image reconstruction, software development, and implementation. The readers are also exposed to a short account of exogenous probes for PAI application and a few examples of PAI in clinical studies. The book provides a list of relevant references and further reading materials at the end of each chapter. The format of writing is tutorial and therefore I envision it as a reference text for graduate students, biomedical researchers, and engineers who want to embark into this exciting new imaging area."
-Dipanjan Pan, from IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol. 34, No. 12, December 2015
"... a very comprehensive collection of photoacoustic imaging methods, covering everything from the basics of photoacoustic generation and image reconstruction methods to the various implementations, including numerous applications. This is the first time the topic of photoacoustic imaging has been covered in this detail by a single author."
-Gunther Paltauf, Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz, Austria
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