Special Issue "Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging and Sensing Using Affordable Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: photoacoustic imaging; ultrasound imaging; medical device development
Photoacoustic (PA) or optoacoustic imaging is a hybrid imaging technique with tremendous potential in multi-scale preclinical and clinical biomedical applications. PA imaging is one of the fastest-growing biomedical imaging modalities of the decade, offering scalable imaging depth and resolution, and optical spectroscopic contrast, making it a promising solution for real-time functional, molecular, and structural imaging of tissue. Biomedical PA imaging is now at an exciting stage of clinical translation and it is of paramount importance for academia and industry to come up with portable and affordable light delivery/detection solutions to accelerate the smooth transition to clinic. This Special Issue encompasses a broad range of PA imaging techniques, mainly focused on recent advances in light sources and delivery methods, and new detection strategies towards affordable point-of-care PA imaging.
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Affordable and portable light sources (laser diodes, LED) and delivery methods
- Novel ultrasonic sensors
- Signal processing methods and algorithms suitable for low-light energy settings
- Image reconstruction algorithms
- Machine learning and deep learning methods
- Clutter and artifact reduction
- Phantoms for system standardization
- Photoacoustic spectroscopy
- Preclinical imaging studies
Dr. Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh
Dr. Wenfeng Xia
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