Dual-channel Thermoacoustic Tomography of Healthy and Diseased Tissue Specimens
The overarching goal in this lab is to quantify the thermoacoustic contrast mechanism. Because prostate cancer is notoriously difficult to image with current diagnostic imaging techniques (xray, MRI, ultrasound, CT) we are is focusing on prostate cancer imaging. This lab is collaborating with individuals at MCW and they have recently received IRB approval to perform ex vivo thermoacoustic imaging of surgical prostate specimens. Scanning these specimens in our lab's 3rd-generation TCT testbed and fully characterizing that testbed's performance will be the main focus of research in this research during the 2011-2012 academic year.