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24 February 2009 The speckle-free nature of photoacoustic imaging
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Photoacoustic imaging for biomedical applications has seen significant growth during the past few years. Despite its coherent nature, it possesses a unique advantage to produce images devoid of speckle artifacts. The reason responsible for this salient feature has not been addressed so far. We found this is a direct result of its extraordinary absorption contrast. Our discovery is explained using simulations based on a practical photoacoustic imaging system.
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Zijian Guo, Li Li, and Lihong V. Wang "The speckle-free nature of photoacoustic imaging", Proc. SPIE 7177, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2009, 71772J (24 February 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.809374
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