Paper and Book Chapter Published

1) Work on PAFUSion (Photoacoustic-guided focused ultrasound) for identifying and eliminating reflection artifacts in photoacoustic imaging has been published in Elsevier/photoacoustics journal.

The method uses focused ultrasound pulses to mimic the wave field produced by photoacoustic sources and thus provides a way to identify and eliminate reflection artifacts in clinical combined photoacoustic and pulse-echo ultrasound. Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh and Wiendelt Steenbergen describe their method in: Photoacoustic-guided focused ultrasound (PAFUSion) for identifying reflection artifacts in photoacoustic imaging, Photoacoustics (2015), Vol 3(4), pp.123-131. doi:10.1016/j.pacs.2015.09.001

For more information about the paper and the work on PAFUSion, contact Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh ( 

2) A Review chapter on hand-held probe-based dual mode ultrasound/photoacoustic imaging systems has been published in the book “Frontiers in biophotonics for translational medicine” (10.1007/978-981-287-627-0), brought out to commemorate the International Year of Light in 2015.

This review details the fundamentals of PA/US imaging and depicts the importance of handheld probe-based dual mode PA/US systems. Particular attention is paid to the engineering aspects of systems developed by different groups and range of clinical applications demonstrated by them.

Handheld Probe-Based Dual Mode Ultrasound/Photoacoustics for Biomedical Imaging

Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Srirang Manohar. Frontiers in Biophotonics for Translational Medicine, vol. 3 Springer, Singapore (2016), pp.209–247 10.1007/978-981-287-627-0_7