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  • 2009 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Thermoacoustic tomography (TAT) employs the well-known [1-4] correlation between electromagnetic (EM) absorption of biological tissue and its physiological and pathological properties. To employ this contrast mechanism, a biological object is irradiated by a brief EM pulse, and the resulting thermoacoustic signals from the tissue are collected by ultrasound transducers to map the distribution of the radiation absorption within the sample (e.g., Refs. [5-9]). TAT thus combines the good spatial resolution of ultrasound imaging with the good contrast in EM absorption.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, Y., Wang, L. V., Ambartsoumian, G., & Kuchment, P.

citation count

  • 204

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Y||Wang, LV||Ambartsoumian, G||Kuchment, P

editor list (cited editors)

  • Wang, L. V.

Book Title

  • Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy

publication date

  • January 2017