Real-time in vivo photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging

R.G.M. Kolkman, Peter J. Brands, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Ton van Leeuwen

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A real-time photoacoustic imaging system is designed and built. This system is based on a commercially available ultrasound imaging system. It can achieve a frame rate of 8 frames/sec. Vasculature in the hand of a human volunteer is imaged, and the resulting photoacoustic image is combined with the ultrasound image. The real-time photo acoustic imaging system with a hybrid ultrasound probe is demonstrated by imaging the branching of subcutaneous blood vessels in the hand
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)050510-1-050510-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of biomedical optics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • IR-73896
  • METIS-250789

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Kolkman, R. G. M., Brands, P. J., Steenbergen, W., & van Leeuwen, T. (2008). Real-time in vivo photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging. Journal of biomedical optics, 13(5), 050510-1-050510-3.