Optoacoustic imaging animation

3D animation for use on the homepage on the basics of optoacoustic imaging.

Rights of use of the visual material: iThera Medical
Music: Kevin McLeod – As I figure – License: Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0)


Optoacoustic imaging is a medical imaging technique that combines the properties of optical and acoustic waves to visualize biological tissues. It uses light to excite cells or tissues and detects the resulting acoustic signals to create images with high spatial and temporal resolution.


For iThera Medical, we created a short 3D animation for use on the company’s home page, which provides a condensed presentation of the technology and medical applications of optoacoustic imaging. The focus of this 3D animation was not on a detailed, content-related presentation of the processes, but on the vivid and appealing visualization of the topic.

In the first part, the basics of optoacoustic imaging were explained. That is, the release of light energy from the laser, which is converted into sound waves in the tissue and can in turn be detected by ultrasound (in the animation we show this using the blood vessels of the arm as an example).

In the second part of the animation we showed some scenarios where the use of optoacoustic imaging can be helpful, such as the detection of cancerous lesions and the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease.

Project details: 

Content: 1 animation

Utilization: Homepage iThera Medical

Specifications: Length 0:35 min – Full-HD

Client:  iThera Medical

The rights of use for the illustrations shown here lie with the client; use is not permitted. The images are protected with watermarks.

Screenshots Optoacoustic imaging:

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Optoacoustic imaging: A laser in the ultrasound probe emits light energy
Detection of breast cancer by optoacoustic imaging
Detection of breast cancer by optoacoustic imaging
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Conversion of the light energy of the laser in the tissue into sound waves and detection by ultrasound
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Optoacoustic imaging in the monitoring of chronic bowel disease.
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Key features optoacoustic imaging – patient