Description: The aim of the Photoacoustics journal (PACS) is to
publish original research and review contributions within the fast
growing field of photoacoustics (optoacoustics) and thermoacoustics,
which exploits optically and electromagnetically excited acoustical
and thermal phenomena for visualization and characterization of a
variety of materials and biological tissues, including living
organisms. While some of the spectroscopic and photothermal
applications have reached a mature state, many other research
directions experience an explosive growth, in particular biomedical
photoacoustics, which is currently considered the fastest growing
bio-imaging modality. The wealth of investigated topics clearly
indicates that this field has developed a broad range of tools for
fundamental and applied research. The enormous recent progress is
greatly supported by the advances in laser technologies, ultrasound
detection approaches, development of inverse theory and fast
reconstruction algorithms. This progress is also driven by a large
number of unmet biological and medical needs that can be addressed by
the unique contrast mechanisms available to photoacoustic
(optoacoustic) methods. These include pre-clinical research and
clinical imaging of vasculature, tissue and disease physiology, drug
efficacy and treatment monitoring, optical anatomy and molecular
imaging employing fluorochromes, chromophores and nanoparticles.
Correspondingly applications span the entire range of biological and
medical imaging including cancer, cardiovascular diseases,
neuroimaging, ophthalmology or imaging in immunology, diabetes and
obesity, cell trafficking application and a multitude of other
biological functions. The multi-disciplinarily nature of
photoacoustics and thermoacoustics is also evinced by the growing
contribution from chemistry and nanotechnology where a multitude of
novel contrast materials and agents have been constantly developed,
from nanoparticles and organic dyes, to targeted agents and
genetically expressed markers.

Publisher: Elsevier

Language: English

Country: Netherlands

Frequency: As articles are ready to be published

Publication fee: Yes

Subscription fee: No

Start year: 2013

E-ISSN: 2213-5979

Editor: Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos


Abstracts: Yes

Language of abstracts: English

Keywords: Biology, Medicine

Subject: Science and Mathematics, Medicine and Health

Date Posted: 19 March, 2013

Original posting date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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