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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Simultaneous photoacoustic imaging technique using an acoustic imaging lens
Author(s): Xian Chen; Zhilie Tang; Yongheng He; Haifeng Liu; Yadong Wei; Yongbo Wu

Paper Abstract

A simultaneous photoacoustic (PA) tomography imaging technique in multilayer samples was developed. Instead of using the PA image reconstruction methods on the basis of complex algorithms, obtaining a two-dimensional PA image in real time is available by using an acoustic lens that has the ability of parallel imaging. The imaging system can acquire the complete PA signals of high signal-to-noise ratio from all the object planes by utilizing the advantages of the acoustic lens with long focal depth and a fast data acquisition system with a high sampling rate. With the time-resolved technique, the PA signals from different object planes can be distinguished and then the high optical contrast multilayer PA images can be reconstructed simultaneously without any algorithms. The experimental results show that the reconstructed sections agree well with the original samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2009
PDF: 3 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3) 030511 doi: 10.1117/1.3155525
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 14, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Xian Chen, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Zhilie Tang, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Yongheng He, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Haifeng Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Yadong Wei, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Yongbo Wu, South China Normal Univ. (China)

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