The future of vascular imaging technology
Researchers from Kyoto University Hospital a describe the future of vascular imaging technology, including how photoacoustic imaging targets tumour vessels in breast cancer.
By visualizing the state of blood vessels within a disease, it may be possible to detect the disease at an early stage and monitor the effects of treatment.
Photoacoustic imaging may be a breakthrough technology to solve these issues. It enables us to depict fine vessels without radiation exposure and the use of contrast media. Furthermore, photoacoustic imaging is also capable of visualizing intravascular oxygen saturation in the 3D view as well. The photoacoustic imaging technology will contribute widely to the diagnosis of disease.