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A study on the real-time photoacoustic tomography system for functional imaging and the monitoring of kidney inflammation in rats
Author(s): Dong Ho Shin; Sang Hun Park; M.Y. Lee; W. C. Ham; H. K. Paik; Chul-Gyu Song
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Paper Abstract

Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is a promising medical imaging modality by reason of its particularity. It combines optical imaging contrast with the spatial resolution of ultrasound imaging, and it can distinguish changes in biological features in an image. For these reasons, many studies are in progress to apply the technique for diagnosis. However, realtime PAT systems are necessary to confirm biological reactions induced by external stimulation immediately. Thus, we have developed a real-time PAT system using a linear array transducer and a custom-developed data acquisition board (DAQ). To evaluate the feasibility and performance of our proposed system, a phantom test was also performed. As a result of those experiments, the proposed system shows satisfactory performance, and its usefulness has been confirmed. We monitored the degradation of a rat’s kidney inducing inflammation, using our developed real-time PAT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9040, Medical Imaging 2014: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 90401V (20 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2042678
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Dong Ho Shin, Chonbuk National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Sang Hun Park, Chonbuk National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
M.Y. Lee, Chonbuk National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
W. C. Ham, Chonbuk National Univ (Korea, Republic of)
H. K. Paik, Chonbuk National Univ (Korea, Republic of)
Chul-Gyu Song, Chonbuk National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9040:
Medical Imaging 2014: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography
Johan G. Bosch; Marvin M. Doyley, Editor(s)

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