15 March 2016 Optoacoustic endoscopy in curved scanning mode
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Optoacoustic technique has been shown to resolve anatomical, functional and molecular features at depths that go beyond the reach of epi-illumination optical microscopy offering new opportunities for endoscopic imaging. Herein, we interrogate the merits of optoacoustic endoscopy implemented by translating a sound detector in linear or curved geometries. The linear and curved detection geometries are achieved by employing an intravascular ultrasound transducer (IVUS) within a plastic guide shaped to a line or a curve. This concept could be used together with optical endoscopes to yield hybrid optical and optoacoustic imaging.
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Hailong He, Andreas Buehler, Vasilis Ntziachristos, "Optoacoustic endoscopy in curved scanning mode", Proc. SPIE 9708, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016, 97080J (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2210962; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2210962

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