25 June 2015 Multiview Hilbert transformation for full-view photoacoustic computed tomography using a linear array
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Due to their low cost, hand-held convenience, wide selection of bandwidths, and ultrasound imaging capability, linear ultrasonic transducer arrays have been widely studied for photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT). As linear-array PACT suffers from a limited view, full-view imaging requires either the transducer or the object to be rotated. So far, both the central frequencies and bandwidth of linear transducer arrays applied in full-view PACT are low, limiting the spatial resolutions of the reconstructed images. Here, we present a multiview high-frequency PACT imaging system implemented with a commercial 40-MHz central frequency linear transducer array. By rotating the object through multiple angles with respect to the linear transducer array, we acquired full-view photoacoustic pressure measurements. Further, to quantify the unipolar initial pressures and overcome the limitations of the single-view Hilbert transformation, we developed a multiview Hilbert transformation method. The in-plane spatial resolution of this full-view linear-array PACT was quantified to be isotropically 60  μm within a 10×10  mm2 field of view. The system was demonstrated by imaging both a leaf skeleton and a zebrafish in vivo
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Guo Li, Lei Li, Liren Zhu, Jun Xia, Lihong V. Wang, "Multiview Hilbert transformation for full-view photoacoustic computed tomography using a linear array," Journal of Biomedical Optics 20(6), 066010 (25 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.20.6.066010 . Submission:
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