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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 201–208

Quantitative Photoacoustic Image Reconstruction using Fluence Dependent Chromophores

B.T. Cox, J.G. Laufer, and P.C. Beard  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 201-208 (2010)

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In biomedical photoacoustic imaging the images are proportional to the absorbed optical energy density, and not the optical absorption, which makes it difficult to obtain a quantitatively accurate image showing the concentration of a particular absorbing chromophore from photoacoustic measurements alone. Here it is shown that the spatially varying concentration of a chromophore whose absorption becomes zero above a threshold light fluence can be estimated from photoacoustic images obtained at increasing illumination strengths. This technique provides an alternative to model-based multiwavelength approaches to quantitative photoacoustic imaging, and a new approach to photoacoustic molecular and functional imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging

ToC Category:
Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2010
Published: July 16, 2010

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B. T. Cox, J. G. Laufer, and P. C. Beard, "Quantitative photoacoustic image reconstruction using fluence dependent chromophores," Biomed. Opt. Express 1, 201-208 (2010)

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