Near-infrared photoacoustic imaging of atrial RF ablation

Sophinese Iskander-Rizk, Pieter Kruizinga, Antonius F.W. Van Der Steen, Gijs Van Soest

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    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice, with increasing incidence globally. RF ablation is a common treatment for AF, attempting to interrupt aberrant electrical patterns. The success rate of this procedure is suboptimal (∼60%), with a substantial amount of patients needing reintervention [1]. Providing the surgeon with real time feedback on lesion formation could increase the efficacy of this procedure [2]. We consider visible contrast in the lesion and routine intracardiac echography (ICE) guidance, to put forward photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging (PAUS) as a means to visualize the lesion. The objective of this study is to identify the optimum illumination wavelengths for lesion contrast and imaging depth [3].

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017
    Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Washington, DC, United States
    Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017


    Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
    Abbreviated titleIUS 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington, DC
    Internet address

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