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Combined ultrasound and optical tomography imaging
Author(s): Quing Zhu; Turgut Durduran; Robert M. Danen; Arjun G. Yodh
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a novel imaging technique that combines the complementary features of ultrasound and near infrared diffusive light imaging. It may have potential for improved breast cancer detection and specificity. The combined technology is achieved experimentally by mounting an ultrasound array together with multiple laser diode sources and multiple optical detectors on a hand held scan probe. We demonstrate the technique in tissue phantoms wherein both acoustic and optical sensors image the volume underneath the probe. Co-registration of acoustic and optical images is achieved with an accuracy of 0.42 cm (std 0.28cm) which is the image pixel size of our prototype.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3597, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue III, (15 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356830
Show Author Affiliations
Quing Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Turgut Durduran, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Robert M. Danen, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Arjun G. Yodh, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3597:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue III
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano; Bruce J. Tromberg, Editor(s)

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