For Real-time Monitoring of Functional Processes
Take advantage of having oximetry data fused with high resolution anatomical images.
Seeing Hypoxia: High-resolution, in vivo oximetry
While methods exist for measuring blood oxygenation, they can be invasive, low temopral and/or spatial resolution, superficial or expensive. Because oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin absorb light differently at different wavelengths, photoacoustic imaging can be used to generate a high resolution parametric map of the oxygen saturation of blood completely non-invasively. This allows for the real-time monitoring of functional processes with the added advantage of haivng this oximetry data fused with high resolution anatomical images.
Oxy-Hemo mode can be used for:
- Hypoxia assessment within the tumor microenvironment
- Ischemia measurement in stroke and myocardial infarction
- Longitudinal assessment of angiogenesis
- Hemodynamic response to therapy
- Studies of placental oxygenation
PA EKV stands for Photoacoustic ECG-gated Kilohertz Visualization. This unique software allows for photoacoustic imaging with increased temporal resolution and is ideal for cardiovascular applications. Learn more.
Subcutaneous tumor showing spatial distribution of oxy and deoxyhemoglobin for hypoxia assessment
E14 embryo (right) and associated placenta (left) showing oxygenation distribution