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Speckle in photoacoustic tomography
Author(s): Li Li; Lihong V. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Photoacoustic tomography is emerging as a promising imaging modality for various biomedical applications. Unlike traditional ultrasound imaging that is plagued by strong speckle artifacts, no obvious speckle has so far been observed in photoacoustic images. We systematically studied the reason for this lack of speckle in photoacoustic tomography based on speckle contrast. Theoretical explanations were validated by simulation. The results here can serve as a basis for developing specific applications, such as tissue characterization, using photoacoustic methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6086, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2006: The Seventh Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics, 60860Y (6 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646357
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Li Li, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Lihong V. Wang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6086:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2006: The Seventh Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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