Photoacoustic imaging of microvascular structure in tissue

Magdalena C. Pilatou, Roy G.M. Kolkman, Erwin Hondebrink, Ralph Berendsen, Frits F.M. de Mul

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    Our goal is the development of a photo-acoustic instrument for 3D imaging of the microvascular structure in tissue, in real time. A photo-acoustic multi-element detector has been designed, which measures in reflection mode. The light source is a pulsed laser with a wavelength of 532nm and the active piezo-material is PVdF. Using a disk detector we have achieved to reconstruction 3D images with a depth and lateral resolution of 10-20 micrometers and 200 micrometers respectively. With the new probe we expect to reduce the measuring time and to sped up the signal and image processing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomedical Optoacoustics (BIOS 2000)
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 22-28 January 2000, San Jose, CA, USA
    EditorsAlexander A. Oraevsky
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-3532-5
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2000
    EventSPIE International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, BIOS 2000 - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 22 Jan 200028 Jan 2000


    ConferenceSPIE International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, BIOS 2000
    Abbreviated titleBIOS
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose


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