Towards non-invasive imaging of surgical suture degradation with photoacoustic microscopy

@inproceedings{MoralesDalmau2015TowardsNI,
  title={Towards non-invasive imaging of surgical suture degradation with photoacoustic microscopy},
  author={Jordi Morales-Dalmau and Juan Aguirre and Lutz Funk and Francesc Jara and Pau Turon and Turgut Durduran},
  booktitle={European Conference on Biomedical Optics},
  year={2015}
}
The characterization of the degradation of surgical sutures (~500 µm diameter) up to ~9 mm in tissue phantoms and up to ~3 mm depth in euthanized mice, and its potential application in in vivo animals is demonstrated using a custom dark-field photo-acoustic microscope (PAM). By using a simple theoretical approach and modelling the characteristics of our ultrasound transducer, both theoretical and experimental observations are in good agreement. The implications of this work for industrial… CONTINUE READING

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