chapter  21
Optoacoustic Tomography: From Fundamentals to Diagnostic Imaging of Breast Cancer
ByAlexander A. Oraevsky
Pages 44

Optoacoustic tomography (OAT) is a method of image acquisition and reconstruction based on time-resolved detection of acoustic pressure proles induced in the tissue through absorption of optical pulses under irradiation conditions of temporal pressure connement during optical energy deposition [1,2]. e phrase “irradiation conditions of temporal pressure connement” means that optical energy

21.1 Denition of Optoacoustic Tomography ......................................715 21.2 History of Development...................................................................716 21.3 Optoacoustic Transducers ...............................................................717 21.4 Laser Generation of Optoacoustic Transients ..............................718 21.5 Optoacoustic Proles and Detection Geometry ..........................719