Photoacoustic/Optoacoustic Technologies



This program supports the development and improvement of technologies for photoacoustic or optoacoustic imaging.


  • design, development and construction of transducers, transducer arrays, materials and other hardware
  • image acquisition and display methods including real time imaging
  • innovative signal processing methods and devices
  • image-enhancement devices and methods such as the integration of AI and machine learning
  • exogenous contrast agents
  • functional imaging and image fusion with other imaging modalaties
  • image guided surgery
  • endoscopic and intravascular applications
  • photoacoustic tomography
  • photoacoustic thermometry
  • therapeutic ultrasound monitoring