Special Section on Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing

Special Section Guest Editorial: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing

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Lihong V. Wang, Ph.D.

Washington University in St. Louis

Alexander A. Oraevsky, Ph.D.

Fairway Medical Technologies, Inc.

J. Biomed. Opt. 15(2), 021301 (May 03, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3427141
History: Published May 03, 2010
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Imaging and sensing based on fusing the compelling features of optical and ultrasonic waves is the fastest growing area of research in biomedical optics. The annual SPIE conference on this topic, co-chaired by both of us, has been doubling in size approximately every three years since 2003 (Fig. 1). As of 2009, this conference has become the largest at SPIE Photonics West. Hybrid modalities such as photoacoustic or optoacoustic tomography can provide deep tissue penetration, high ultrasonic resolution, and speckle-free optical contrast. Applications include in vivo functional and molecular imaging of cancer, neurophysiology, and vascular disease in both animals and humans. Major challenges include development of quantitative imaging, improvement of contrast and resolution, and commercialization of the technology. We look forward to seeing significant preclinical and clinical impact from this emerging technology.

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Lihong V. Wang, Ph.D. and Alexander A. Oraevsky, Ph.D.
"Special Section Guest Editorial: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing", J. Biomed. Opt. 15(2), 021301 (May 03, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3427141


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