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Novel compact photoacoustic imaging system to explore the applications in the medical imaging field
Author(s): Kaku Irisawa; Takatsugu Wada; Toshiro Hayakawa; Miya Ishihara
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Paper Abstract

PhotoAcoustic (PA) imaging is a promising imaging method using the pulsed-laser light source and ultrasound detector. PA image shows the features of optical contrast in biological tissue with ultrasound-like depth and resolution. In the human body, Hemoglobin of the blood is strong optical absorber, so the high-contrast blood distribution (vascular) image is obtained by PA imaging. Recently, FUJIFILM has developed the PA imaging system to explore its application in medical imaging field. In this system, the fusion of PA and conventional ultrasound image is realized, for example, ultrasound Doppler image is superposed to the PA and B-mode image. The system features and some results of clinical studies will be introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 1025205 (18 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277440
Show Author Affiliations
Kaku Irisawa, FUJIFILM Corp. (Japan)
Takatsugu Wada, FUJIFILM Corp. (Japan)
Toshiro Hayakawa, FUJIFILM Corp. (Japan)
Miya Ishihara, National Defense Medical College (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10252:
Optical Manipulation Conference
Takashige Omatsu, Editor(s)

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