On Mathematics of Thermoacoustic Imaging

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:00am - 11:45am
EE/CS 3-180
Peter Kuchment (Texas A & M University)
Joint with Gaik Ambartsoumian.

In thermoacoustic tomography TAT (sometimes called TCT), one triggers
an ultrasound signal from the medium by radiating it with a short EM
pulse. Mathematically speaking, under ideal conditions, the imaging
problem boils down to inversion of a spherical Radon transform. The talk
will survey known results and open problems in this area.
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