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X-ray induced photoacoustic tomography

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Liangzhong Xiang, Bin Han, Colin Carpenter, Guillem Pratx, Yu Kuang, Lei Xing

Stanford Univ. (United States)

Proc. SPIE 8581, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2013, 85811I (March 4, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2005765
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  • Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2013
  • Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang
  • San Francisco, California, USA | February 02, 2013

abstract

X-ray induced photoacoustic tomography, also called X-ray acoustic computer tomography (XACT) is investigated in this paper. Short pulsed (μs-range) X-ray beams from a medical linear accelerator were used to generate ultrasound. The ultrasound signals were collected with an ultrasound transducer (500 KHz central frequency) positioned around an object. The transducer, driven by a computer-controlled step motor to scan around the object, detected the resulting acoustic signals in the imaging plane at each scanning position. A pulse preamplifier, with a bandwidth of 20 KHz–2 MHz at −3 dB, and switchable gains of 40 and 60 dB, received the signals from the transducer and delivered the amplified signals to a secondary amplifier. The secondary amplifier had bandwidth of 20 KHz–30 MHz at −3 dB, and a gain range of 10–60 dB. Signals were recorded and averaged 128 times by an oscilloscope. A sampling rate of 100 MHz was used to record 2500 data points at each view angle. One set of data incorporated 200 positions as the receiver moved 360°. The x-ray generated acoustic image was then reconstructed with the filtered back projection algorithm. The twodimensional XACT images of the lead rod embedded in chicken breast tissue were found to be in good agreement with the shape of the object. This new modality may be useful for a number of applications, such as providing the location of a fiducial, or monitoring x-ray dose distribution during radiation therapy. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Liangzhong Xiang ; Bin Han ; Colin Carpenter ; Guillem Pratx ; Yu Kuang, et al.
" X-ray induced photoacoustic tomography ", Proc. SPIE 8581, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2013, 85811I (March 4, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2005765; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2005765


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