Detection of cancer cells and differentiation between cancerous tissue and healthy tissue is an important requirement in the treatment of cancer tumours. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) focuses pulsed laser light deep into tissue samples thereby generating a wideband acoustic wave (via an optical-thermal-mechanical process) which is detected ultrasonically to generate an image. Photoacoustic imaging can also provide valuable morphological information about the tumour within the surrounding tissue. The aim is to investigate the potential of advanced techniques for optical laser generation of ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging to provide additional information about the tissue under test.
|Effective start/end date||1/11/15 → 1/11/18|