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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6749–6754

Simultaneous reconstruction of acoustic and optical properties of heterogeneous media by quantitative photoacoustic tomography

Zhen Yuan, Qizhi Zhang, and Huabei Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6749-6754 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006749


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Abstract

We report on experimental demonstration of photoacoustic tomography for simultaneous recovery of the optical and acoustic properties of heterogeneous media. Photoacoustic images are reconstructed from a series of tissue-like phantom experiments using a finite element-based reconstruction algorithm coupled with a scanning photoacoustic imaging system. The results show that the images obtained are quantitative in terms of the shape, size, location and optical and acoustic properties of the heterogeneities examined.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: May 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Zhen Yuan, Qizhi Zhang, and Huabei Jiang, "Simultaneous reconstruction of acoustic and optical properties of heterogeneous media by quantitative photoacoustic tomography," Opt. Express 14, 6749-6754 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-15-6749


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