Photo-Acoustic Ultrasound Imaging to Distinguish Benign from Malignant Prostate Cancer
Technical Report,03 Aug 2015,02 Aug 2016
STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD United States
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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.
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