6 September 2012 Feasibility of in vivo intravascular photoacoustic imaging using integrated ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging catheter
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Abstract
Pilot studies of in vivo combined intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging are reported. A recently introduced prototype of an integrated IVUS/IVPA imaging catheter consisting of a single-element ultrasound transducer and a light delivery system based on a single optical fiber was adapted and used for in vivo imaging of a coronary stent deployed in a rabbit's thoracic aorta in the presence of luminal blood. The results suggest that in vivo IVUS/IVPA imaging is feasible using the integrated IVUS/IVPA imaging catheter. The challenges of in vivo combined IVUS/IVPA imaging are discussed, and further improvements on the design of the catheter and the clinical imaging system are proposed.
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Andrei B. Karpiouk, Andrei B. Karpiouk, Bo Wang, Bo Wang, Stanislav Y. Emelianov, Stanislav Y. Emelianov, James H. Amirian, James H. Amirian, Richard W. Smalling, Richard W. Smalling, } "Feasibility of in vivo intravascular photoacoustic imaging using integrated ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging catheter," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17(9), 096008 (6 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.9.096008 . Submission:
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