JOURNAL ARTICLE

Real-time in vivo photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging

Roy G M Kolkman, Peter J Brands, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Ton G van Leeuwen
Journal of Biomedical Optics 2008, 13 (5): 050510
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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.

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