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Title: Feasibility of noncontact piezoelectric detection of photoacoustic signals in tissue-mimicking phantoms
Authors: Kolkman, Roy G. M ×
Blomme, Erik
Cool, Tijl
Bilcke, Mattias
van Leeuwen, Ton G
Steenbergen, Wiendelt
Grimbergen, Kees A
den Heeten, Gerard J #
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering in cooperation with International Biomedical Optics Society
Series Title: Journal of Biomedical Optics vol:15 issue:5 pages:-
Article number: 055011
Abstract: The feasibility of air-coupled ultrasound transducers to detect laser-induced ultrasound from artificial blood vessels embedded in an optically scattering phantom is demonstrated. These air-coupled transducers allow new applications in biomedical photoacoustic imaging where contact with tissue is not preferred. One promising application of such transducers is the addition of photoacoustic imaging to the regular x-ray mammographic screening procedure. (C) 2010 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [DOI: 10.1117/1.3491113]
ISSN: 1083-3668
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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