Accession Number : AD1033809


Title :   Photo-Acoustic Ultrasound Imaging to Distinguish Benign from Malignant Prostate Cancer


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,03 Aug 2015,02 Aug 2016


Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD United States


Personal Author(s) : Sano,Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1033809.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : The aim of this project is to build a photoacoustic ultrasound imaging probe which can be deployed through the urethra to image the prostate from the inside out. Ultrasound imaging provides a basic view of the structure of the prostate while photoacoustic contrast is predicted to enhance our ability to discern benign from malignant tissues based on their vascular density. A prototype transurethral ultrasound probe has been constructed and preliminary photoacoustic experiments have been conducted to help predict the wavelengths in which imaging may be most effecting. The remainder of this project will be dedicated to incorporating photoacoustic capabilities onto the transurethral probe and evaluating the imaging system using tissue phantoms and animal models of disease.


Descriptors :   prostate cancer , photoacoustic tomography , prostate , sound waves , ultrasounds , ECHOES


Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE