optoacoustic imaging

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optoacoustic imaging

imaging produced through analysis of heat-induced acoustic waves generated by laser irradiation of tissue.
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In contrary to the traditional thermoacoustic imaging methods this new modality works based on coupling of a non-radiative energy stored in the vicinity of the antenna element into the imaged object.
To date, two types of matching media have been used for thermoacoustic imaging, i.e., distilled water ([[epsilon].sub.r] = 81) and mineral oil ([[epsilon].sub.r] = 2.03) [15,20].
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