Laser-induced ultrasound transmitters in a flexible photoacoustic and ultrasound tomography setup

D. Gasteau*, D. Thompson, J.R. Nagel, J.C.G. Van Hespen, S. Manohar

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We present a new laboratory setup for photoacoustic, transmission ultrasound and reflection ultrasound tomography. The system is based on a pair of independently rotating hemisphere segments on which are mounted acoustic transmitters and detectors. The interchangeability of the elements, as well as the ability to fully customise the acquisition protocol, allows for a considerable amount of flexibility in testing out different imaging approaches in both 2D and 3D. The current focus is the development of laser-induced ultrasound (LIUS) transmitters for use in tomographic imaging. We propose a transmitter design tuned for speed-of-sound mapping with a 1MHz centred response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2020
EditorsAlexander A. Oraevsky, Lihong V. Wang
ISBN (Electronic)9781510632431
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2020
EventSPIE BiOS 2020 - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1 Feb 20206 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceSPIE BiOS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Laser-induced ultrasound
  • Photoacoustic tomography
  • Speed-of-sound


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