# Talk:Photo acoustic tomography

This is a very nice article concerning PAT, written by one of the world leading experts.

I would only add a few references to surveys on the rather intricate **mathematics** of PAT, as well as to articles on QPAT (quantitative PAT). In QPAT, the next step of reconstruction is addressed: when the deposited energy is reconstructed in PAT, how one can go further and reconstruct the actual optical parameters of the tissue.

The following references can be suggested:

G. Bal, K. Ren, G. Uhlmann and T. Zhou, Quantitative Thermo-acoustics and related problems, to appear in Inverse Problems

B.~Cox, T.~Tarvainen, and S.~Arridge, Multiple Illumination Quantitative Photoacoustic Tomography using Transport and Diffusion Models, to appear in: G. Bal, D. Finch, P. Kuchment, P. Stefanov, G. Uhlmann (Editors), Tomography and Inverse Transport Theory, AMS, 2011.

B. T. Cox, J. G. Laufer, and P. C. Beard. The challenges for quantitative photoacoustic imaging. Proc. of SPIE, 7177 (2009), 717713.

P. Kuchment and L. Kunyansky [2008], Mathematics of thermoacoustic tomography, European J. Appl. Math., 19, Issue 02, 191-224.

P. Kuchment and L. Kunyansky [2010], Mathematics of thermoacoustic and photoacoustic tomography, Chapter 19 in Vol. 2 of "Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging", 1688 pp. ISBN: 978-0-387-92920-0, Springer Verlag, pp.817 - 866.