Feasibility of noncontact piezoelectric detection of photoacoustic signals in tissue-mimicking phantoms

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Kolkman, Roy G.M. and Blomme, Erik and Cool, Tijl and Bilcke, Mattias and Leeuwen van, Ton G. and Steenbergen, Wiendelt and Grimbergen, Kees A. and Heeten den, Gerard J. (2010) Feasibility of noncontact piezoelectric detection of photoacoustic signals in tissue-mimicking phantoms. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15 (5). 055011. ISSN 1083-3668

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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.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3491113
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