11 July 2017 Development of low-cost photoacoustic imaging systems using very low-energy pulsed laser diodes
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With the growing application of photoacoustic imaging (PAI) in medical fields, there is a need to make them more compact, portable, and affordable. Therefore, we designed very low-cost PAI systems by replacing the expensive and sophisticated laser with a very low-energy laser diode. We implemented photoacoustic (PA) microscopy, both reflection and transmission modes, as well as PA computed tomography systems. The images obtained from tissue-mimicking phantoms and biological samples determine the feasibility of using a very low-energy laser diode in these configurations.
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Ali Hariri, Afreen Fatima, Nafiseh Mohammadian, Sadreddin Mahmoodkalayeh, Mohammad Ali Ansari, Nicholas Bely, Mohammad R. N. Avanaki, "Development of low-cost photoacoustic imaging systems using very low-energy pulsed laser diodes," Journal of Biomedical Optics 22(7), 075001 (11 July 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.7.075001 . Submission: Received: 10 January 2017; Accepted: 19 June 2017
Received: 10 January 2017; Accepted: 19 June 2017; Published: 11 July 2017
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