Photorefractive detection of tissue optical and mechanical properties by ultrasound modulated optical tomography. Academic Article uri icon


  • Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography is a developing hybrid imaging modality that combines high optical contrast and good ultrasonic resolution for imaging soft biological tissue. We developed a photorefractive-crystal-based, time-resolved detection scheme with the use of a millisecond long ultrasound burst to image both the optical and the mechanical properties of biological tissues, with improved detection efficiency of ultrasound-tagged photons.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, X., Zhang, H., Hemmer, P., Qing, D., Kim, C., & Wang, L. V.

citation count

  • 27

publication date

  • February 2007