|Sarah Bohndiek and Ben Cox presents UKAN+ webinar Clinical opportunities and standardisation challenges for photoacoustic imaging May 18th 10:00|
Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is an emerging biomedical imaging technology that combines the high contrast of optical imaging with the spatio-temporal resolution of ultrasound, providing an exciting new platform for localised imaging in both animal models and patients. Nonetheless, translating the technology from the laboratory into the clinic requires technical and biological validation studies that have so far been hindered by a lack of widely accepted test objects and methods, representing an area of unmet research need.
Founded in 2018, the International Photoacoustic Standardisation Consortium aims to develop community consensus on PAI performance assessment, which will improve the quality of preclinical studies and accelerate efforts in clinical translation of PAI. Capitalising on the excellent UK track record in PAI research, ranging from advancing the state-of-the-art in PAI hardware, through conception of new contrast agents for molecular PAI and the validation of PAI measurements in living subjects, we are now forming a dedicated UK Photoacoustic Standardisation EPSRC Network. In this webinar, we will first introduce the potential of PAI in clinical imaging and the challenges associated with quantification and standardisation. We will then give an overview of ongoing IPASC activities, outline upcoming activities in the UK, and highlight routes for future engagement of both individuals and organisations with an interest in standardisation.
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