%0 Journal Article
	%A M. Y. Lee and  D. H. Shin and  S. H. Park and  W.C. Ham and  S.K. Ko and  C. G. Song 
	%D 2017
	%J International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 128, 2017
	%T Detecting Rat’s Kidney Inflammation Using Real Time Photoacoustic Tomography
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10007775
	%V 128
	%X Photoacoustic Tomography (PAT) is a promising medical imaging modality that combines optical imaging contrast with the spatial resolution of ultrasound imaging. It can also distinguish the changes in biological features. But, real-time PAT system should be confirmed due to photoacoustic effect for tissue. Thus, we have developed a real-time PAT system using a custom-developed data acquisition board and ultrasound linear probe. To evaluate performance of our system, phantom test was performed. As a result of those experiments, the system showed satisfactory performance and its usefulness has been confirmed. We monitored the degradation of inflammation which induced on the rat’s kidney using real-time PAT.

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