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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Real-time in vivo photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging

Paper Abstract

A real-time photoacoustic imaging system is designed and built. This system is based on a commercially available ultrasound imaging system. It can achieve a frame rate of 8 frames/sec. Vasculature in the hand of a human volunteer is imaged, and the resulting photoacoustic image is combined with the ultrasound image. The real-time photo acoustic imaging system with a hybrid ultrasound probe is demonstrated by imaging the branching of subcutaneous blood vessels in the hand.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2008
PDF: 3 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 13(5) 050510 doi: 10.1117/1.3005421
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 13, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Roy G. M. Kolkman, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Peter J. Brands, Esaote Europe B.V. (Netherlands)
Wiendelt Steenbergen, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Ton G. C. van Leeuwen, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)


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