Patent Number: 6,309,352

Title: Real time optoacoustic monitoring of changes in tissue properties

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method/system of for monitoring tissue properties in real time during treatment using optoacoustic imaging system. Optoacoustic monitoring provides a control of the extent of abnormal tissue damage and assures minimal damage to surrounding normal tissues. Such technique can be applied for monitoring and controlling during surgical, therapeutic, and cosmetic procedures performed in various tissues and organs.

Inventors: Oraevsky; Alexander A. (Houston, TX), Esenaliev; Rinat O. (Galveston, TX), Motamedi; Massoud (League City, TX), Karabutov; Alexander A. (Galveston, TX)

Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System

International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61K 49/22 (20060101); A61B 8/08 (20060101); G01N 21/17 (20060101); A61F 9/007 (20060101); A61F 9/008 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61B 006/00 (); G03B 042/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018