Sci­en­tists in Ja­pan de­velop in vivo skin imag­ing tech­nol­ogy

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - SCIENCE NEWS -

A team of sci­en­tists from To­hoku Univer­sity in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ad­van­test has de­vel­oped in vivo skin imag­ing tech­nol­ogy that can si­mul­ta­ne­ously gen­er­ate du­al­wave­length pho­toa­cous­tic im­ages and ul­tra­sound im­ages. The re­search is part of the “In­no­va­tive Vi­su­al­iza­tion Tech­nol­ogy to Lead to Cre­ation of a New Growth In­dus­try” project op­er­ated by Takayuki Yagi and sup­ported by the Im­puls­ing Par­a­digm Change through Dis­rup­tive Tech­nolo­gies Pro­gram (Im­PACT), run by Ja­pan’s Coun­cil for Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion. The newly de­vel­oped in vivo imag­ing tech­nol­ogy uti­lizes a fo­cused ul­tra­sonic sen­sor that can de­tect mul­ti­ple ul­tra­sonic sig­nals. The pho­toa­cous­tic waves and ul­tra­sonic waves can be mea­sured with the same sen­sor, while sig­nals are gen­er­ated on two al­ter­nat­ing wave­lengths, al­low­ing the de­tec­tion of ul­tra­sonic waves that im­age the mi­crovas­cu­lar net­work in the der­mis as well as blood oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion. This pho­toa­cous­tic imag­ing method is ex­pected to be used for mon­i­tor­ing of pho­toag­ing of the skin as well as in other ap­pli­ca­tions.

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