27 October 2006 Fast optoacoustic tomography imaging using an acoustic lens
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Proceedings Volume 6047, Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine; 60470F (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.709871
Event: Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 2005, Tianjin, China
Abstract
Optoacoustic tomography can be applied into medical imaging, which can detect the light absorption distribution of target hidden inside scattering media. When a short laser pulse illuminates the optical turbid media, such as biological tissue, the media will generate ultrasound pulses, which is linearly proportional to the optical absorption of the media. The acoustic pressure distribution can be imaged with an acoustic lens. Similar to an optically imaging system, the optoacoustic signals from a plane in tissue require the same delay time to reach a detecting plane. While the optoacoustic signals from different planes in media require different delay time to reach an image plane. A BOXCAR was used to go on with the same delay-time, and a 64-element linear transducer array was one-dimensional scanned on an imaging plane, and thus the acoustic pressure distribution was acquired. The signals were recorded and reconstructed by a computer. By scanning the sampling gate of BOXCAR, the optoacoustic images of different planes in media could be obtained. The experimental result indicates that the system is able to obtain optoacoustic tomography images of targets hidden optical turbid media, and the reconstructed images agree well with the original samples. The results show that the lateral resolution is about 5mm and the axial resolution is about 1.5mm.
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Zhanxu Chen, Zhilie Tang, Wei Wan, Yongheng He, "Fast optoacoustic tomography imaging using an acoustic lens", Proc. SPIE 6047, Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 60470F (27 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.709871; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.709871
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Acoustics

Tissue optics

Tomography

Absorption

Transducers

Biomedical optics

Scattering media

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