Photoacoustic imaging in phantom materials and in vivo

M.C. Pilatou, N. Voogd, F.F.M. de Mul, E. Marani, L.N.A. van Adrichem

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    Photo-acoustics (PA) is a technique, which can be used as the basis for non-invasive medical tomography. It is based on the absorption contrast between the biological target and the surrounding tissue and as a result of that does not suffer from strong light scattering. This fact makes PA suitable for imaging of the microvasculature in skin (532nm) or of deeper structures by using infrared light. In this paper, we present images of a vasculature cast, which was obtained by a Wistar rat and measurements on the absorption coefficient of Evans Blue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHybrid and Novel Imaging and New Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications
    Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Conferences on Biomedical Optics, 17-21 June 2001, Munich, Germany
    EditorsAlbert-Claude Boccara, Alexander A. Oraevsky
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-4148-1
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2001

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE


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