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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2012

Reconstruction of sectional images in frequency-domain based photoacoustic imaging

Banghe Zhu and Eva M. Sevick-Muraca  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23286-23297 (2011)

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Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is based upon the generation of an ultrasound pulse arising from subsurface tissue absorption due to pulsed laser excitation, and measurement of its surface time-of-arrival. Expensive and bulky pulsed lasers with high peak fluence powers may provide shortcomings for applications of PA imaging in medicine and biology. These limitations may be overcome with the frequency-domain PA measurements, which employ modulated rather than pulsed light to generate the acoustic wave. In this contribution, we model the single modulation frequency based PA pressures on the measurement plane through the diffraction approximation and then employ a convolution approach to reconstruct the sectional image slices. The results demonstrate that the proposed method with appropriate data post-processing is capable of recovering sectional images while suppressing the defocused noise resulting from the other sections.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography
(170.2655) Medical optics and biotechnology : Functional monitoring and imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2011
Published: November 1, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Banghe Zhu and Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, "Reconstruction of sectional images in frequency-domain based photoacoustic imaging," Opt. Express 19, 23286-23297 (2011)

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