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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2760–2766

Reconstruction of high quality photoacoustic tomography with a limited-view scanning

Chao Tao and Xiaojun Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2760-2766 (2010)

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The goal of this work is to resolve the limited-view problem of photoacoustic tomography (PAT). We report a two-loop iteration method to inverse the photoacoustic sources from the measured photoacoustic signals. PAT reconstruction with this method does not depend on the detection path. Therefore, the proposed method can provide recognizable image even when the detector only scans a small angle (about 20°~30°). The comparison with the delay-and-sum method shows the advantage of the proposed method in reconstructing image from incomplete data.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7170) Imaging systems : Ultrasound
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: January 26, 2010

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Chao Tao and Xiaojun Liu, "Reconstruction of high quality photoacoustic tomography with a limited-view scanning," Opt. Express 18, 2760-2766 (2010)

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