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1 July 2003 Photoacoustic monitoring and imaging of blood vessel size in vivo
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Proceedings Volume 4960, Biomedical Optoacoustics IV; (2003)
Event: Biomedical Optics, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
A double-ring photoacoustic sensor to image and monitor blood content in tissue has been developed. This sensor has a very small opening angle. Using this sensor we are able to image artifical blood vessels, as well as vessels in a rabbit ear. Furthermore, the feasibility of in vivo imaging is demonstrated with a photoacoustic reconstruction of the joining of two palmar veins a few centimeter proximal to the wrist in a human arm.
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Roy G. M. Kolkman, John H. G. M. Klaessens, Erwin Hondebrink, Jeroen C. W. Hopman, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Ton G. van Leeuwen, Johan M. Thijssen, and Frits F. M. de Mul "Photoacoustic monitoring and imaging of blood vessel size in vivo", Proc. SPIE 4960, Biomedical Optoacoustics IV, (1 July 2003);

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