1 May 2010 Photoacoustic tomography of water in phantoms and tissue
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 15(3), 036019 (2010). doi:10.1117/1.3443793
Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) has been widely used to image optically absorptive objects in both human and animal tissues. For the first time, we present imaging of water with laser-based PAT. We photoacoustically measure the absorption spectra of water-ethanol mixtures at various water concentrations, and then image water-ethanol and pure-water inclusions in gel and a water inclusion in fat tissue. The significant difference in photoacoustic signals between water and fat tissue indicates that the laser-based PAT has the potential to detect water content in tissue.
Zhun Xu, Changhui Li, Lihong V. Wang, "Photoacoustic tomography of water in phantoms and tissue," Journal of Biomedical Optics 15(3), 036019 (1 May 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3443793

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