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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3177–3183

Finite-element-based photoacoustic tomography: phantom and chicken bone experiments

Zhen Yuan, Hongzhi Zhao, Changfeng Wu, Qizhi Zhang, and Huabei Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 13, pp. 3177-3183 (2006)

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We describe a photoacoustic image reconstruction algorithm that is based on the finite-element solution to the photoacoustic wave equation in the frequency domain. Our reconstruction approach is an iterative Newton method coupled with combined Marquardt and Tikhonov regularizations that can extract the spatial distribution of optical-absorption property in heterogeneous media. We demonstrate this algorithm by using phantom and chicken bone measurements from a circular scanning photoacoustic tomography system. The results obtained show that millimeter-sized phantom objects and chicken bones and∕or joints can be clearly detected using our finite-element-based photoacoustic tomography method.

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OCIS Codes
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(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
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2005

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