Mathematics of Photoacoustic and Thermoacoustic Tomography Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2011, 2015. The chapter surveys the mathematical models, problems, and algorithms of the thermoacoustic tomography (TAT) and photoacoustic tomography (PAT). TAT and PAT represent probably the most developed of the several novel “hybrid” methods of medical imaging. These new modalities combine different physical types of waves (electromagnetic and acoustic in case of TAT and PAT) in such a way that the resolution and contrast of the resulting method are much higher than those achievable using only acoustic or electromagnetic measurements.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuchment, P., & Kunyansky, L.

citation count

  • 13

editor list (cited editors)

  • Scherzer, O.

publication date

  • January 2015