14 June 2013 Photoacoustic and thermoacoustic signal characteristics study
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Photoacoustic/thermoacoustic imaging is an emerging hybrid imaging modality combining optical/microwave imaging with ultrasound imaging. The photoacoustic/thermoacoustic signal generated are affected by the nature of excitation pulse waveform, pulse width, target object size, transducer size etc. In this study k-wave was used to simulate various configurations of excitation pulse, transducer types, and target object sizes and to see their effect on the photoacoustic/thermoacoustic signals. Numerical blood vessel phantom was also used to see the effect of various pulse waveform and excitation pulse width on the reconstructed images. This study will help in optimizing transducer design and reconstruction methods to obtain the superior reconstructed image.
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Nadaparambil Aravindakshan Rejesh, Nadaparambil Aravindakshan Rejesh, Manojit Pramanik, Manojit Pramanik, " Photoacoustic and thermoacoustic signal characteristics study ", Proc. SPIE 8800, Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications, 88000G (14 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031963; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2031963

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