Quantitative acousto-optic imaging in tissue-mimicking phantoms

Robert Molenaar, A. Bratchenia, R.P.H. Kooyman

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We have investigated the application of acousto-optic sensing for quantitative imaging of tissue-mimicking phantoms. An Intralipid phantom, which contains a turbid absorber, confined in a silicone tube, was used. Scattered pulsed laser light was modulated by ultrasonic bursts focused in a predefined volume in the medium. By varying the delay time between ultrasound burst initiation and light pulse firing we could perform a scan in the ultrasound-propagation plane. The use of calibration procedures allowed us to establish a quantitative correlation between local absorbances in the phantom and the measured signal and to obtain information on the ratios of dye concentrations inside the tube
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing 2009
EditorsStephen A. McAleavey, Jan D'hooge
Place of PublicationBellingham
ISBN (Print)9780819475169
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2009
EventSPIE Medical Imaging 2009 - Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), United States
Duration: 7 Feb 200912 Feb 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceSPIE Medical Imaging 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista (Orlando Area)


  • acousto-optic effect in turbid media
  • acousto-optic spectroscopy
  • Quantitative imaging
  • METIS-259355
  • IR-77776

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