Optoacoustic diffraction tomography: analysis of algorithms.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We consider the problem of using the photoacoustic effect to image the optical properties of tissue. A region of tissue is assumed to be illuminated by frequency-modulated light that creates an ultrasonic wave of the same frequency. This wave is detected on a passive array of receiving transducers distributed over a circular or a cylindrical aperture. If the frequency is swept over a broad band (or, equivalently, if we illuminate with a pulse and Fourier transform the response), then a spatial map of a parameter that depends on the optical absorption coefficient of the tissue can be recovered. Analytical inversion formulas are derived in both two and three dimensions. The effects of band-limited data on image quality are also investigated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Norton, SJ; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1859 - 1866

PubMed ID

  • 14570099

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-8532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-7529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/josaa.20.001859


  • eng