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Design and fabrication of an integrated intravascular ultrasound/photoacoustic scan head
Author(s): Bao-Yu Hsieh; Sung-Liang Chen; Tao Ling; L. Jay Guo; Pai-Chi Li
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Paper Abstract

The combination of intravascular ultrasound and intravascular photoacoustic imaging has been proposed. In this study, we propose a scan head design that is sufficiently small to fit in the tip of the catheter. In addition, the design is also suitable for ultra high frame rate imaging. The scan head consists of a single element, ring-shaped transducer for sideward ultrasound transmission. The transducer has a diameter of 3mm. On acoustic detection, we propose the use of a polymer microring array. For demonstration purposes, a single micro-ring is used with mechanical scanning in this study. For optical illumination, a multimode fiber with a cone-shaped mirror is used. Note that only a single ultrasound/laser pulse is required to acquire an ultrasound/photoacoustic image frame. Phantom imaging results are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7564, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010, 756409 (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843614
Show Author Affiliations
Bao-Yu Hsieh, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Sung-Liang Chen, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Tao Ling, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
L. Jay Guo, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Pai-Chi Li, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7564:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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