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Title: Detection of foreign body using fast thermoacoustic tomography with a multielement linear transducer array

Abstract

Current imaging modalities face challenges in clinical applications due to limitations in resolution or contrast. Microwave-induced thermoacoustic imaging may provide a complementary modality for medical imaging, particularly for detecting foreign objects due to their different absorption of electromagnetic radiation at specific frequencies. A thermoacoustic tomography system with a multielement linear transducer array was developed and used to detect foreign objects in tissue. Radiography and thermoacoustic images of objects with different electromagnetic properties, including glass, sand, and iron, were compared. The authors' results demonstrate that thermoacoustic imaging has the potential to become a fast method for surgical localization of occult foreign objects.

Authors:
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  1. MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631 (China) and Institute of Laser Life Science, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20971888
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 17; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2732824; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ABSORPTION; ANIMAL TISSUES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; GLASS; IRON; MICROWAVE RADIATION; SAND; SURGERY; TOMOGRAPHY; TRANSDUCERS

Citation Formats

Nie Liming, Xing Da, Yang Diwu, Zeng Lvming, and Zhou Quan. Detection of foreign body using fast thermoacoustic tomography with a multielement linear transducer array. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2732824.
Nie Liming, Xing Da, Yang Diwu, Zeng Lvming, & Zhou Quan. Detection of foreign body using fast thermoacoustic tomography with a multielement linear transducer array. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2732824.
Nie Liming, Xing Da, Yang Diwu, Zeng Lvming, and Zhou Quan. Mon . "Detection of foreign body using fast thermoacoustic tomography with a multielement linear transducer array". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2732824.
@article{osti_20971888,
title = {Detection of foreign body using fast thermoacoustic tomography with a multielement linear transducer array},
author = {Nie Liming and Xing Da and Yang Diwu and Zeng Lvming and Zhou Quan},
abstractNote = {Current imaging modalities face challenges in clinical applications due to limitations in resolution or contrast. Microwave-induced thermoacoustic imaging may provide a complementary modality for medical imaging, particularly for detecting foreign objects due to their different absorption of electromagnetic radiation at specific frequencies. A thermoacoustic tomography system with a multielement linear transducer array was developed and used to detect foreign objects in tissue. Radiography and thermoacoustic images of objects with different electromagnetic properties, including glass, sand, and iron, were compared. The authors' results demonstrate that thermoacoustic imaging has the potential to become a fast method for surgical localization of occult foreign objects.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2732824},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 17,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}