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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Quantitative spectroscopic photoacoustic imaging: a review
Author(s): Benjamin T. Cox; Jan G. Laufer; Paul C. Beard; Simon R. Arridge

Paper Abstract

Obtaining absolute chromophore concentrations from photoacoustic images obtained at multiple wavelengths is a nontrivial aspect of photoacoustic imaging but is essential for accurate functional and molecular imaging. This topic, known as quantitative photoacoustic imaging, is reviewed here. The inverse problems involved are described, their nature (nonlinear and ill-posed) is discussed, proposed solution techniques and their limitations are explained, and the remaining unsolved challenges are introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2012
PDF: 23 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 17(6) 061202 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.6.061202
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 17, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin T. Cox, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Jan G. Laufer, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Paul C. Beard, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Simon R. Arridge, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

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