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Implementation and comparison of reconstruction algorithms for 2D optoacoustic tomography using a linear array
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this paper is to compare and contrast various image reconstruction algorithms for tomography (OAT) assuming a finite linear aperture of the kind that arises when using a linear-array transducer. Because such transducers generally have tall, narrow elements, they are essentially insensitive to out of plane acoustic waves, and the usually 3D OAT problem reduces to a 2D problem. Algorithms developed for the 3D problem may not perform optimally. We have implemented and evaluated a number of previously described OAT algorithms, including an exact (in 3D) Fourier-based algorithm and a synthetic aperture based algorithm. We have also implemented an exact 2D algorithm developed by Norton for reflection mode tomography that has not, to the best of our knowledge, been applied to OAT before. Our simulation studies of resolution, contrast, noise properties and signal detectability measures suggest that Norton's approach based algorithm has the best contrast, resolution and signal detectability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6856, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2008: The Ninth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics, 68561D (28 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761325
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Dimple Modgil, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Patrick J. La Rivière, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6856:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2008: The Ninth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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