Three-dimensional acousto-optic mapping using planar scanning with ultrasound bursts

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

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We have investigated the application of AO sensing for quantitative three-dimensional mapping of tissue-mimicking phantoms. An Intralipid phantom, which contains a turbid absorber, confined in a silicone tube, was used. Multiply 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. By moving the ultrasound transducer, we could build up a volumetric map of modulation depth values. We have experimentally determined the acousto-optical modulation depth as a function of the absorption coefficient in phantom voxels of a few millimeters in size
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2009
EditorsAlexander Oraevsky, Lihong V. Wang
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
ISBN (Print)9780819474230
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2009
EventSPIE International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, BIOS 2009 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 24 Jan 200929 Jan 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceSPIE International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, BIOS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


  • METIS-259354
  • Quantitative imaging
  • IR-77976
  • acousto-optic effect in turbid media
  • acousto-optic spectroscopy


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