15 March 2016 High frame rate photoacoustic imaging using multiple wave-length LED array light source
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We have successfully imaged photoacoustic differences of light absorbance between two images acquired by different wave-length LED array light source. Compared to photoacoustic imaging system using conventional solid-state laser light source, LED light source can be driven at higher frequency pulses, so we were able to get the subtraction image at higher frame rate that calculated from two images which were captured at each wave-length LED light pulse timing. We developed LED array light source which is composed to have two different wave-length chips, so each wave-length light pulse can be controlled and emitted freely. Thus LED array light source can be composed as multiple selectable wavelength more than two, and a various combination of subtraction image may become available at high frame rate.
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Toshitaka Agano, Toshitaka Agano, Naoto Sato, Naoto Sato, Hitoshi Nakatsuka, Hitoshi Nakatsuka, Kazuo Kitagawa, Kazuo Kitagawa, Takamitsu Hanaoka, Takamitsu Hanaoka, Koji Morisono, Koji Morisono, Yusuke Shigeta, Yusuke Shigeta, Chizuyo Tanaka, Chizuyo Tanaka, "High frame rate photoacoustic imaging using multiple wave-length LED array light source", Proc. SPIE 9708, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016, 97084E (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212741; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2212741

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