# Align figures in tabular environment with text

I have two picture that I want to align it with the text next to it from top, i used this code:

\documentclass[3p,onecolumn]{elsarticle}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\section*{Virtual}
\vspace{2cm}
\begin{tabular}{l p{11cm}}
\includegraphics[width=3cm]{black}&\lipsum[1].\\
\vspace{1cm}\\
\includegraphics[width=3cm]{black}&\lipsum[2].\\
\end{tabular}

\end{document}


But it doesn't align with it. how can I fix it??

The problem is that the bottom of the \includegraphics is aligned to the baseline, whereas the bottom of the 1st line of text also sits on the baseline. The image must be shifted down by its height (\height) and then up by the height of one row of text above the baseline (\ht\strutbox).

\documentclass[3p,onecolumn]{elsarticle}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\section*{Virtual}
\vspace{2cm}
\begin{tabular}{l p{11cm}}
\raisebox{\dimexpr-\height+\ht\strutbox}{\includegraphics[width=3cm]{example-image}}&\lipsum[1].\\
\vspace{1cm}\\
\raisebox{\dimexpr-\height+\ht\strutbox}{\includegraphics[width=3cm]{example-image}}&\lipsum[2].\\
\end{tabular}
\end{document}