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11 April 1996 Microwave applicators for photoacoustic ultrasonagraphy
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This investigation describes the design and performance of two, water-immersed, microwave applicators (433 MHz) for use with photoacoustic ultrasonography (PAUS). A cylindrical, open-aperture waveguide was chosen because it could be integrated easily into our PAUS instrumentation. The microwave flux distributions for two microwave applicators were measured using a specially-constructed temperature probe, consisting of an optical fiber with a temperature-sensitive phosphor that was placed inside a thin, polyethylene tube filled with 0.5 M saline. Using this instrumentation, we mapped the microwave flux distribution for each applicator. The physical characteristics of these applicators are discussed.
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Yuncai Fang, Robert A. Kruger, Pingyu Liu, and C. Robert Appledorn "Microwave applicators for photoacoustic ultrasonagraphy", Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996);

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