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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1760–1762

Photoacoustic and ultrasonic coimage with a linear transducer array

Yaguang Zeng, Da Xing, Yi Wang, Bangzhen Yin, and Qun Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 1760-1762 (2004)

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A technique is developed to simultaneously acquire ultrasound and photoacoustic (PA) images based on a linear transducer array. The system uses conventional ultrasound for rapid identification of potential targets. After a target is identified, the ultrasound echo and PA signals can be simultaneously obtained with optimized excitation and a signal collection sequence. The corresponding ultrasound impedance and optical absorption images are reconstructed with a phase-controlled algorithm. The approach can effectively reduce the artifacts associated with a conventional filter backprojection algorithm used in PA imaging by linear scanning. The technique provides a new approach for practical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(170.7180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrasound diagnostics

Yaguang Zeng, Da Xing, Yi Wang, Bangzhen Yin, and Qun Chen, "Photoacoustic and ultrasonic coimage with a linear transducer array," Opt. Lett. 29, 1760-1762 (2004)

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