We introduce a fitting procedure which can quantitatively recover the absorption coefficient using DOT-assisted photoacoustic tomography. The background optical properties provided by DOT can significantly improve the accuracy of the fitting.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
C. Xu, P. Kumavor, A. Aguirre, and Q. Zhu, "Quantitative Recovery of Absorption Coefficient Using DOT-assisted Photoacoustic Tomography for Breast Imaging," in Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper BSuD3.
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