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Large area all-optical ultrasound imaging using robotic control
Author(s): Richard J. Colchester; Erwin J. Alles; George Dwyer; Efthymios Maneas; Danail Stoyanov; Adrien E. Desjardins
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Paper Abstract

n this study we report the integration of an all-optical ultrasound probe and robotic manipulator. The alloptical ultrasound probe comprised two optical fibres, a MWCNT/PDMS composite coated multimode fibre for ultrasound generation, and a concave Fabry-Perot fibre optic hydrophone for ultrasound reception. The ultrasound probe generated pressures in excess of 2 MPa at 1:5 mm, with a corresponding -6 dB bandwidth of ca. 30 MHz. The probe was built into a rigid endoscope (outer diameter: 5 mm, length: 300 mm) and mounted on a robotic manipulator. Ultrasound A-lines were acquired during robot manipulation in order to reconstruct a 3D image which was displayed as a point cloud. Large area images (80 × 80 mm) of a tissue mimicking gel wax phantom where acquired and displayed in real-time. This work demonstrates the potential for integrating miniature fibre optic ultrasound devices with robotics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11077, Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications in Biophotonics IV, 110771G (19 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2525379
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Richard J. Colchester, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Erwin J. Alles, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
George Dwyer, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Efthymios Maneas, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Danail Stoyanov, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Adrien E. Desjardins, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11077:
Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications in Biophotonics IV
Vasilis Ntziachristos; Roger Zemp, Editor(s)

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