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Reconstruction of the optical absorption coefficient from photoacoustic signals measured by scanning coaxial probe with regularization methods
Author(s): Shinpei Okawa; Takeshi Hirasawa; Toshihiro Kushibiki; Miya Ishihara
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Paper Abstract

Reconstruction of the absorption coefficient from photoacoustic signals is discussed. The photoacoustic (PA) signals were acquired by using a ring-shaped P(VDF-TrFE) acoustic sensor coaxially arranged with an optical fiber. The acoustic sensor scanned the measured object. The linearized image reconstruction method previously presented by the authors was modified for the measurement with the coaxial probe. The distribution of the absorption coefficient was reconstructed by solving the inverse problem based on the PA wave equation and the photon diffusion equation. The linearized forward model was formulated by solving the partial differential equations with finite element method. To eliminate the effect of the unknown background on the PA signal, the differences between the PA signals measured at different positions were used for the image reconstruction. The image reconstruction method was validated by numerical and phantom experiments. Moreover, the reconstructed images with the Tikhonov and lp sparsity regularization methods were compared from the standpoints of spatial resolution, robustness to noise and quantification of the absorption coefficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 89433W (3 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041249
Show Author Affiliations
Shinpei Okawa, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Takeshi Hirasawa, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Toshihiro Kushibiki, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Miya Ishihara, National Defense Medical College (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8943:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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