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Multi-wave Electromagnetic-Acoustic Sensing and Imaging


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Fei Gao
    Pages 9-93
  3. Fei Gao
    Pages 129-141
  4. Fei Gao
    Pages 143-145
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-150

About this book


This thesis covers a broad range of interdisciplinary topics concerning electromagnetic-acoustic (EM-Acoustic) sensing and imaging, mainly addressing three aspects: fundamental physics, critical biomedical applications, and sensing/imaging system design. From the fundamental physics perspective, it introduces several highly interesting EM-Acoustic sensing and imaging methods, which can potentially provide higher sensitivity, multi-contrast capability, and better imaging performance with less distortion. From the biomedical applications perspective, the thesis introduces useful techniques specifically designed to address selected challenging biomedical applications, delivering rich contrast, higher sensitivity and finer spatial resolution. Both phantom and ex vivo experiments are presented, and in vivo validations are progressing towards real clinical application scenarios. From the sensing and imaging system design perspective, the book proposes several promising sensing/imaging prototypes. Further, it offers concrete suggestions that could bring these systems closer to becoming “real” products and commercialization, such as replacing costly lasers with portable laser diodes, or integrating transmitting and data recording on a single board.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Fei Gao received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 2009. He received his PhD degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Nanyang Technological University in 2015. He was a postdoctoral visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2015. He is now working as a research fellow and electromagnetic-ultrasound group leader in NTU. He will join ShanghaiTech University as an Assistant Professor in early 2017. His research interests include fundamental study and system development of thermoacoustic and photoacoustic imaging modalities, circuit and system for biomedical applications. He has authored and co-authored about 50 journal and conference papers, one book chapter, and filed two patents.

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