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Integrated transrectal probe for translational ultrasound-photoacoustic imaging
Author(s): Kevan L. Bell; Tyler Harrison; Nawaid Usmani; Roger J. Zemp
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Paper Abstract

A compact photoacoustic transrectal probe is constructed for improved imaging in brachytherapy treatment. A 192 element 5 MHz linear transducer array is mounted inside a small 3D printed casing along with an array of optical fibers. The device is fed by a pump laser and tunable NIR-optical parametric oscillator with data collected by a Verasonics ultrasound platform. This assembly demonstrates improved imaging of brachytherapy seeds in phantoms with depths up to 5 cm. The tuneable excitation in combination with standard US integration provides adjustable contrast between the brachytherapy seeds, blood filled tubes and background tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9708, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016, 97080A (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211885
Show Author Affiliations
Kevan L. Bell, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Tyler Harrison, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Nawaid Usmani, Cross Cancer Institue (Canada)
Roger J. Zemp, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Illumisonics Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9708:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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