In vivo photoacoustic imaging of blood vessels with a pulsed laser diode

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Kolkman, Roy G.M. and Steenbergen, Wiendelt and Leeuwen, Ton G. van (2006) In vivo photoacoustic imaging of blood vessels with a pulsed laser diode. Lasers in Medical Science, 21 (3). pp. 134-139. ISSN 0268-8921

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Abstract:Photoacoustic imaging is a hybrid imaging
modality that is based on the detection of acoustic waves
generated by absorption of pulsed light by tissue
chromophores such as hemoglobin in blood. For this
technique, usually large and costly Q-switched Nd:YAG
lasers are used. These lasers provide a pulse energy of at least
several milliJoules. In search of alternative light sources, we
investigated the use of a small and compact pulsed laser diode
to image blood vessels. We proved that a pulsed laser diode
can be applied for imaging blood vessels in vivo.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-006-0384-z
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