Mathematics of Photoacoustic and Thermoacoustic Tomography

Peter Kuchment, Leonid Kunyansky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The chapter surveys the mathematical models, problems, and algorithms of the thermoacoustic tomography (TAT) and photoacoustic tomography (PAT). TAT and PAT represent probably the most developed of the several novel “hybrid” methods of medical imaging. These new modalities combine different physical types of waves (electromagnetic and acoustic in case of TAT and PAT) in such a way that the resolution and contrast of the resulting method are much higher than those achievable using only acoustic or electromagnetic measurements.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)9780387929194
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-CI-016-04
Acknowledgements: The work of both authors was partially supported by the NSF DMS grant 0908208. The first author was also supported by the NSF DMS grant 0604778 and by the KAUST grant KUS-CI-016-04 through the IAMCS. The work of the second author was partially supported by the DOE grant DE-FG02-03ER25577. The authors express their gratitude to NSF, DOE, KAUST, and IAMCS for the support.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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