Photoacoustic imaging in biological tissues with pulsed lasers

Steven Jacques, Guenther Palthauf, John A. Viator

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A 4-ns pulsed laser can cause significant accumulation of pressure within a 6-um objects that absorbs the laser light (speed of sound is 1.5 μm/ns). The magnitude of such pressure is about 4.8 bars per degree C temperature rise induced by the pulsed laser. This article report, on progress in applying photoacoustic imaging to the detection of blood vessels in tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-39
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Jacques, S., Palthauf, G., & Viator, J. A. (2000). Photoacoustic imaging in biological tissues with pulsed lasers. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 28(SUPPL. 1), S-39.