LED-Based Photoacoustic Imaging for Guiding Peripheral Minimally Invasive Procedures

Eleanor Mackle, Efthymios Maneas, Wenfeng Xia, Simeon West, Adrien Desjardins

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Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) could be useful for improving guidance of peripheral minimally invasive procedures. In this clinical application space, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have several potential advantages as excitation sources. B-mode ultrasound (US) imaging is often used for guiding invasive medical devices; however, most anatomical structures do not have unique US appearances, so the misidentification of tissues is common. There are several potential uses for LED-based PAI, including identifying procedural targets, avoiding critical tissue structures, and localising invasive medical devices relative to external imaging probes. In this chapter, we discuss the state-of-the-art of visualising tissue structures and medical devices relevant to minimally invasive procedures with PAI, key clinical considerations, and challenges involved with translating LED-based PAI systems from the benchtop to clinical use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLED-Based Photoacoustic Imaging : From Bench to Bedside
EditorsMithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-3984-8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2020


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