11 March 2015 Orthogonal Fabry-Pérot sensor array system for minimal-artifact photoacoustic tomography
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Photoacoustic images of exquisite quality have previously been obtained using planar Fabry-Pérot ultrasound sensors, as they can synthesize detection arrays with small, highly sensitive, elements. However, their planarity prevents reconstruction of structures perpendicular to the sensor plane, which gives rise to limited-view artifacts. Here, a novel FP sensor array configuration is described that incorporates two orthogonal planar arrays in order to overcome this limitation. Three dimensional photoacoustic images of suitably structured phantoms, obtained using a time reversal reconstruction algorithm, are used to demonstrate the significant improvement in the reconstructed images.
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Robert Ellwood, Robert Ellwood, Edward Zhang, Edward Zhang, Paul Beard, Paul Beard, Ben Cox, Ben Cox, "Orthogonal Fabry-Pérot sensor array system for minimal-artifact photoacoustic tomography", Proc. SPIE 9323, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2015, 932312 (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081934; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2081934

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