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13 March 2009 Quantitative acousto-optic imaging in tissue-mimicking phantoms
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We have investigated the application of acousto-optic sensing for quantitative imaging of tissue-mimicking phantoms. An Intralipid phantom, which contains a turbid absorber, confined in a silicone tube, was used. Scattered pulsed laser light was modulated by ultrasonic bursts focused in a predefined volume in the medium. By varying the delay time between ultrasound burst initiation and light pulse firing we could perform a scan in the ultrasound-propagation plane. The use of calibration procedures allowed us to establish a quantitative correlation between local absorbances in the phantom and the measured signal and to obtain information on the ratios of dye concentrations inside the tube.
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R. Molenaar, A. Bratchenia, and R. P. H. Kooyman "Quantitative acousto-optic imaging in tissue-mimicking phantoms", Proc. SPIE 7265, Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 72650M (13 March 2009);

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