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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4671–4674

Ultra-wideband three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography

Jérôme Gateau, Andrei Chekkoury, and Vasilis Ntziachristos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4671-4674 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004671


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Abstract

Broadband optoacoustic waves generated by biological tissues excited with nanosecond laser pulses carry information corresponding to a wide range of geometrical scales. Typically, the frequency content present in the signals generated during optoacoustic imaging is much larger compared to the frequency band captured by common ultrasonic detectors, the latter typically acting as bandpass filters. To image optical absorption within structures ranging from entire organs to microvasculature in three dimensions, we implemented optoacoustic tomography with two ultrasound linear arrays featuring a center frequency of 6 and 24 MHz, respectively. In the present work, we show that complementary information on anatomical features could be retrieved and provide a better understanding on the localization of structures in the general anatomy by analyzing multi-bandwidth datasets acquired on a freshly excised kidney.

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OCIS Codes
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2013
Published: November 8, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Jérôme Gateau, Andrei Chekkoury, and Vasilis Ntziachristos, "Ultra-wideband three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography," Opt. Lett. 38, 4671-4674 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4671


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