23 February 2012 Ring-shaped confocal photoacoustic computed tomography for small-animal whole-body imaging
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We report herein a novel three-dimensional photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) system for small-animal whole-body imaging. The PACT system, based on a 512-element full-ring ultrasonic transducer array, was cylindrically focused and capable of forming a two-dimensional image in 1.6 seconds. The pulsed laser could either illuminate directly from the top or be reshaped to illuminate the sample from the side. Top illumination was mainly used for mouse brain and mouse embryo imaging. Side illumination provided in vivo anatomical images of an adult mouse. By translating the mouse along the elevational direction, the system provided serial cross-sectional images.
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Jun Xia, Jun Xia, Muhammad Chatni, Muhammad Chatni, Konstantin Maslov, Konstantin Maslov, Zijian Guo, Zijian Guo, Mark Anastasio, Mark Anastasio, Lihong V. Wang, Lihong V. Wang, } "Ring-shaped confocal photoacoustic computed tomography for small-animal whole-body imaging", Proc. SPIE 8223, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012, 82230G (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906056; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.906056

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