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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22712–22719

Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography at video rate

A. Buehler, X. L. Deán-Ben, J. Claussen, V. Ntziachristos, and D. Razansky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22712-22719 (2012)

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Using optoacoustic excitation, a complete volumetric tomographic data sets from the imaged object can in principle be generated with a single interrogating laser pulse. Thus, optoacoustic imaging intrinsically has the potential for fast three-dimensional imaging. We have developed a system capable of acquiring volumetric optoacoustic data in real time and showcase in this work the undocumented capacity to generate high resolution three-dimensional optoacoustic images at a rate of 10Hz, currently mainly limited by the pulse repetition rate of the excitation laser.

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OCIS Codes
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012

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A. Buehler, X. L. Deán-Ben, J. Claussen, V. Ntziachristos, and D. Razansky, "Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography at video rate," Opt. Express 20, 22712-22719 (2012)

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