Cheng-Ying Chou

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Intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging is a technique for visualizing atherosclerotic plaques with differential composition. Unlike conventional photoacoustic tomography scanning, where the scanning device rotates around the subject, the scanning aperture in IVPA imaging is enclosed within the imaged object. The display of the intravascular structure is(More)
PURPOSE Optoacoustic tomography (OAT) is inherently a three-dimensional (3D) inverse problem. However, most studies of OAT image reconstruction still employ two-dimensional imaging models. One important reason is because 3D image reconstruction is computationally burdensome. The aim of this work is to accelerate existing image reconstruction algorithms for(More)
Ultrasound (US) sonication with microbubbles (MBs) has the potential to disrupt blood vessels and enhance the delivery of drugs into the sonicated tissues. In this study, mouse ear tumors were employed to investigate the therapeutic effects of US, MBs, and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) on tumors. Tumors started to receive treatments when they grew(More)
PURPOSE Iterative reconstruction techniques hold great potential to mitigate the effects of data noise and/or incompleteness, and hence can facilitate the patient dose reduction. However, they are not suitable for routine clinical practice due to their long reconstruction times. In this work, the authors accelerated the computations by fully taking(More)
Quantification of three-dimensional (3D) refractive index (RI) with sub-cellular resolution is achieved by digital holographic microtomography (DHμT) using quantitative phase images measured at multiple illumination angles. The DHμT system achieves sensitive and fast phase measurements based on iterative phase extraction algorithm and asynchronous phase(More)
X-ray phase-contrast imaging is a technique that aims to reconstruct the projected absorption and refractive index distributions of an object. One common feature of reconstruction formulas for phase-contrast imaging is the presence of isolated Fourier domain singularities, which can greatly amplify the noise levels in the estimated Fourier domain and lead(More)
Diffraction-enhanced imaging (DEI) is an analyser-based x-ray imaging method that produces separate images depicting the projected x-ray absorption and refractive properties of an object. Because the imaging model of DEI does not account for ultra-small-angle x-ray scattering (USAXS), the images produced in DEI can contain artefacts and inaccuracies in(More)
BACKGROUND Plaque vulnerability depends, in part, on composition. Imaging techniques are needed that can aid the prediction of plaque stability. High-contrast images of soft-tissue structure have been obtained with x-ray phase-contrast (PC) imaging. This research investigates multiple image radiography (MIR), an x-ray PC imaging technique, for evaluation of(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is an important imaging modality in both clinical usage and research studies. We have developed a compact high-sensitivity PET system that consisted of two large-area panel PET detector heads, which produce more than 224 million lines of response and thus request dramatic computational demands. In this work, we employed a(More)