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Beyond photoacoustic imaging : theranostics with PA cavitation

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A new thematic came with our freshly recruited researcher. It concerns noninvasive surgery using high intensity focused ultrasound coupled to pulse light emissions. Ultrasonic shockwaves can create bubbles which, while oscillating, create tissue fractionation. Bubble nucleation can be even more specific using light, thanks to the PA cavitation effect. It is possible to target specifically blood vessels, even at small scales and without the use of exogenous contrast agents. We will exploit this phenomenon for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and atherosclerosis.