Mathematics of photoacoustic and thermoacoustic tomography

Peter Kuchment, Leonid Kunyansky

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27 Scopus citations


The chapter surveys the mathematical models, problems, and algorithms of the thermoacoustic tomography (TAT) and photoacoustic tomography (PAT). TAT and PAT represent probably the most developed of the several novel “hybrid” methods of medical imaging. These new modalities combine different physical types of waves (electromagnetic and acoustic in case of TAT and PAT) in such a way that the resolution and contrast of the resulting method are much higher than those achievable using only acoustic or electromagnetic measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9781493907908
ISBN (Print)9781493907892
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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