DICOM PS3.17 2024b - Explanatory Information

AAAAA Photoacoustic Imaging (Informative)

AAAAA.1 Introduction

Photoacoustic imaging is an imaging modality that enables imaging optical absorption in biological tissues with acoustic resolution. Many (but not all) PA implementations integrate active pulse/echo ultrasound in a hybrid imaging system to capitalize on ultrasound contrast for anatomical information. Because of this relationship, it is envisioned that Photoacoustic images will often be presented side-by-side with or fused with ultrasound images (for a real-world presentation example, see Figure AAAAA.4-1).

DICOM PS3.17 2024b - Explanatory Information