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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Feasibility of noncontact piezoelectric detection of photoacoustic signals in tissue-mimicking phantoms
Author(s): Roy G.M. Kolkman; Erik Blomme; Tijl Cool; Mattias Bilcke; Ton G. van Leeuwen; Wiendelt Steenbergen; Kees A. Grimbergen; Gerard J. den Heeten

Paper Abstract

The feasibility of air-coupled ultrasound transducers to detect laser-induced ultrasound from artificial blood vessels embedded in an optically scattering phantom is demonstrated. These air-coupled transducers allow new applications in biomedical photoacoustic imaging where contact with tissue is not preferred. One promising application of such transducers is the addition of photoacoustic imaging to the regular x-ray mammographic screening procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(5) 055011 doi: 10.1117/1.3491113
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Roy G.M. Kolkman, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Erik Blomme, KATHO (Belgium)
Tijl Cool, KATHO (Belgium)
Mattias Bilcke, KATHO (Belgium)
Ton G. van Leeuwen, Academisch Medisch Ctr. (Netherlands)
Wiendelt Steenbergen, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Kees A. Grimbergen, Academisch Medisch Ctr. (Netherlands)
Gerard J. den Heeten, LRCB (Netherlands)

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