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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Oct. 3, 2011

Photoacoustic imaging method based on arc-direction compressed sensing and multi-angle observation

Mingjian Sun, Naizhang Feng, Yi Shen, Xiangli Shen, Liyong Ma, Jiangang Li, and Zhenghua Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 14801-14806 (2011)

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In photoacoustic imaging (PAI), the photoacoustic (PA) signal can be observed only from limit-view angles due to some structure limitations. As a result, data incompleteness artifacts appear and some image details lose. An arc-direction mask in PA data acquisition and arc-direction compressed sensing (CS) reconstruction algorithm are proposed instead of the conventional rectangle CS methods for PAI. The proposed method can effectively realize the compression of the PA data along the arc line and exactly recover the PA images from multi-angle observation. Simulation results demonstrate that it has the potential of application in high-resolution PAI for obtaining highly resolution and artifact-free PA images.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2011
Published: July 18, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Mingjian Sun, Naizhang Feng, Yi Shen, Xiangli Shen, Liyong Ma, Jiangang Li, and Zhenghua Wu, "Photoacoustic imaging method based on arc-direction compressed sensing and multi-angle observation," Opt. Express 19, 14801-14806 (2011)

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