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We consider the photoacoustic effect for multiply scattered light in a random medium. Within the accuracy of the diffusion approximation to the radiative transport equation, we present a general analysis of the sensitivity of a photoacoustic wave to the presence of one or more small absorbing objects. Applications to tumor detection by photoacoustic imaging are suggested.
light scattering, photoacoustic effect, random media
Fisher, A. R., Schissler, A. J., & Schotland, J. C. (2007). Photoacoustic effect for multiply scattered light. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/be_papers/98
Date Posted: 06 November 2007
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