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Absolute Photoacoustic Thermometry in Deep Tissue
  • Published Date:
    Dec 15 2013
  • Source:
    Opt Lett. 2013; 38(24):5228-5231.
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  • Pubmed ID:
    24322224
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC3901074
  • Description:
    Photoacoustic thermography is a promising tool for temperature measurement in deep tissue. Here we propose an absolute temperature measurement method based on the dual temperature dependences of the Grüneisen parameter and the speed of sound in tissue. By taking ratiometric measurements at two adjacent temperatures, we can eliminate the factors that are temperature irrelevant but difficult to correct for in deep tissue. To validate our method, absolute temperatures of blood-filled tubes embedded ~9 mm deep in chicken tissue were measured in a biologically relevant range from 28°C to 46°C. The temperature measurement accuracy was ~0.6°C. The results suggest that our method can be potentially used for absolute temperature monitoring in deep tissue during thermotherapy.

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    DP1 EB016986/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
    DP1 EB016986/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
    R01 CA134539/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    R01 CA134539/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    R01 CA157277/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    R01 CA157277/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    R01 CA159959/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    R01 CA159959/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    R01 EB008085/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
    R01 EB008085/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
    T32 EB014855/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
    U54 CA136398/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
    U54 CA136398/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
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