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Dedicated acoustic/acousto-optic imaging system
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Paper Abstract

Acousto-optic imaging in strongly light-scattering tissues seeks to reveal optical contrasts in these turbid media. Nevertheless, this technique happens to be also sensitive to their acoustic contrasts. We have built a new setup combining a dedicated echograph and an acousto-optic imager in a single apparatus. Thanks to this setup, we have studied ultrasound absorbent and light absorbent features embedded in several centimeter thick biological tissues, and we have compared for the first time the acoustic and acousto-optic signals recorded in the same configuration. We show that even though optical contrast is the ultimate goal of this technique, preliminary acoustic investigation of the tissue is necessary to interpret correctly acousto-optical signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4434, Hybrid and Novel Imaging and New Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications, (24 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446662
Show Author Affiliations
Juliette Selb, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (France)
Lionel Pottier, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (France)
Sandrine Leveque-Fort, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (United Kingdom)
Albert Claude Boccara, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4434:
Hybrid and Novel Imaging and New Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications
Albert-Claude Boccara; Alexander A. Oraevsky, Editor(s)

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