Biomedical application of acoustic microscopy - Diagnosis, assessing echogenecity and biomechanics

Yoshifumi Saijo, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Kazuto Kobayashi, Nagaya Okada, Akira Tanaka, Naohiro Hozumi, Motonao Tanaka

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SAM technology has been applied in medical and biological studies for 1) intra-operative pathological examinations since it does not require special staining techniques, 2) determining the origin of echo in clinical ultrasound imaging and 3) assessing the elastic properties of biological materials. In this short course, some examples of the application of scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) systems in medicine and biology are shown. The SAM measurement of biological tissues is useful for classification of cancer tissues, determination of the origin of echo and application for assessing biomechanics in atherosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4803706
Pages (from-to)1983-1986
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2008 Nov 22008 Nov 5


  • Acoustic microscopy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Gastric cancer
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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