Optical and opto-acoustic interventional imaging

Athanasios Sarantopoulos, Nicolas Beziere, Vasilis Ntziachristos

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Many clinical interventional procedures, such as surgery or endoscopy, are today still guided by human vision and perception. Human vision however is not sensitive or accurate in detecting a large range of disease biomarkers, for example cellular or molecular processes characteristic of disease. For this reason advanced optical and opto-acoustic (photo-acoustic) methods are considered for enabling a more versatile, sensitive and accurate detection of disease biomarkers and complement human vision in clinical decision making during interventions. Herein, we outline developments in emerging fluorescence and opto-acoustic sensing and imaging techniques that can lead to practical implementations toward improving interventional vision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-366
Number of pages21
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Endoscopy
  • Fluorescence
  • Intra-operative imaging
  • Optical imaging
  • Opto-acoustic
  • Photoacoustic
  • Surgery
  • Surgical imaging


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