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Photoacoustic imaging with attenuation rectification of different frequent components of photoacoustic signal
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Paper Abstract

Photoacoustic tomography is a potential and noninvasive medical imaging technology. It combines the advantages of pure optic imaging and pure ultrasound imaging. Photoacoustic signals induced by a short pulse laser cover a wide spectral range. We have explored the influences of attenuation of photoacoustic signals, which vary according to frequencies, to the quality of reconstructed photoacoustic images. It reveals that the attenuation of low frequent components are less than that of high frequencies, and the latter is more important for photoacoustic imaging with high resolution. Based on the ultrasonic attenuation theory, the photoacoustic imaging with rectification of the attenuation of different frequent component was performed. The experiments results show that this method improves the resolution of reconstructed images, which improves from 0.3mm to 0.2mm. A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064nm was used as light source. The laser had a pulse width of 6ns and a repetition frequency of 20Hz. A needle PVDF hydrophone with diameter of 1mm was used to detect photoacoustic signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5630, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment II, (18 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.573510
Show Author Affiliations
Yi Tan, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Da Xing, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Yi Wang, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Diwu Yang, South China Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5630:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment II
Britton Chance; Mingzhe Chen; Arthur E. T. Chiou; Qingming Luo, Editor(s)

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