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 . Providing the surgeon with real time feedback on lesion formation could increase the efficacy of this procedure . 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 .
|Title of host publication||2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Oct 2017|
|Event||2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Washington, DC, United States|
Duration: 6 Sep 2017 → 9 Sep 2017
|Conference||2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium|
|Abbreviated title||IUS 2017|
|Period||6/09/17 → 9/09/17|