Combined ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging of metal objects

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2014-09-23

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Wolfgang Frey
Stanislav Y. Emelianov
Bo Wang
Jimmy Su
Richard Bouchard
Kimberly A. Homan
Andrei Karpiouk
Yun-Sheng Chen

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Methods of combined ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging are provided. In some embodiments, the methods may be used to determine the location or positioning of a metal object in a sample. In other embodiments, the methods may be used to determine the composition of a sample surrounding a metal object. Other methods are also provided.

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