Roasted Barley As A Safe, Ingestible Contrast Enhancer For Photoacoustic Imaging
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I am an electrical engineer; I enjoy working with sensing and imaging technology for interdisciplinary applications. My research is in the area of photoacoustics, which is a combination of optics and ultrasound, for biomedical imaging. I am currently developing a prototype system to screen women for breast cancer, especially those with dense breasts.

                       

Roasted Barley As A Safe, Ingestible Contrast Enhancer For Photoacoustic Imaging

Photoacoustic imaging, which uses optical contrast for ultrasound detection, is currently the fastest-growing field in the area of biomedical imaging research. While endogenous contrasts like hemoglobin can be easily detected at certain wavelengths, in order to specifically image a particular area, we still need exogenous contrasts. This has kicked off research in the field of developing contrast agents that are safe and target specific. Contrast agents, in order to be approved for human use, need to go through extensive screening...

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