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A theoretical investigation of photoacoustic contrast agents.

Abstract:

Photoacoustic imaging offers significant potential as a biomedical imaging modality. For some applications, however, there is a need for contrast enhancement. In this paper, a theoretical comparison is presented of the efficacy of three different designs for photoacoustic contrast agents (PACAs), specifically, a droplet of dye, a bubble filled with gas coated by a dye loaded shell, and a droplet of volatile dye. For each case, the governing equations describing the dynamics of a single PACA i...

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10.1121/1.4802939

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Journal:
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume:
133
Issue:
6
Pages:
3853-3862
Publication date:
2013-06-01
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EISSN:
1520-8524
ISSN:
0001-4966
Source identifiers:
410156
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:410156
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uuid:53838595-6071-4dba-b28f-7570e6401611
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pubs:410156
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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