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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18061–18067

Photoacoustic tomography extracted from speckle noise in acoustically inhomogeneous tissue

Dan Wu, Chao Tao, and Xiaojun Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18061-18067 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.018061


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Abstract

Photoacoustic tomography is usually limited to acoustically homogeneous tissue. A hybrid scheme is developed to break this limitation by utilizing ultrasound to determine the unknown Green's function of inhomogeneous tissue. The method can effectively decrease the distortion and false contrast in images by extracting information from speckle noise. The method does not depend on the prior knowledge of tissue and the medium complexity. Moreover, the estimation of Green’s function and the photoacoustic detection are performed by the same transducer. Therefore, the scheme could be easily integrated into a classical photoacoustic tomography system and extend its application in speckle environment.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2013
Published: July 19, 2013

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

Citation
Dan Wu, Chao Tao, and Xiaojun Liu, "Photoacoustic tomography extracted from speckle noise in acoustically inhomogeneous tissue," Opt. Express 21, 18061-18067 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-18061


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