Magnetoacoustic imaging of human liver tumor with magnetic induction

Gang Hu, Erik Cressman, Bin He

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Magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction (MAT-MI) is an imaging technique under development to achieve imaging of electrical impedance contrast in biological tissues with spatial resolution close to ultrasound imaging. However, previously reported MAT-MI experimental results are obtained either from low salinity gel phantoms, or from normal animal tissue samples. In this study, we report the experimental study on the performance of the MAT-MI imaging method for imaging in vitro human liver tumor tissue. The present promising experimental results suggest the feasibility of MAT-MI to image electrical impedance contrast between the cancerous tissue and its surrounding normal tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023703
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 10 2011

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This work was supported in part by NIH Grant No. R21EB006070 and NSF Grant No. BES-0602957.


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