Eigenspectra optoacoustic tomography achieves quantitative blood oxygenation imaging deep in tissues

@article{Tzoumas2016EigenspectraOT,
  title={Eigenspectra optoacoustic tomography achieves quantitative blood oxygenation imaging deep in tissues},
  author={Stratis Tzoumas and Antonio Nunes and Ivan Olefir and Stefan Stangl and Panagiotis Symvoulidis and Sarah Glasl and Christine Bayer and Gabriele Multhoff and Vasilis Ntziachristos},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2016},
  volume={7}
}
Light propagating in tissue attains a spectrum that varies with location due to wavelength-dependent fluence attenuation, an effect that causes spectral corruption. Spectral corruption has limited the quantification accuracy of optical and optoacoustic spectroscopic methods, and impeded the goal of imaging blood oxygen saturation (sO2) deep in tissues; a critical goal for the assessment of oxygenation in physiological processes and disease. Here we describe light fluence in the spectral domain… 

Spectral unmixing techniques for optoacoustic imaging of tissue pathophysiology

  • S. TzoumasV. Ntziachristos
  • Mathematics, Physics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2017
TLDR
Progress with spectral unmixing techniques developed for multispectral optoacoustic tomography is discussed and how different techniques are required for accurate sensing of intrinsic tissue chromophores such as oxygenated and deoxygenated haemoglobin versus extrinsically administered photo-absorbing agents and nanoparticles are explained.

A Bayesian Approach to Eigenspectra Optoacoustic Tomography

TLDR
A novel Bayesian method is proposed to improve eMSOT performance in noisy environments by introducing a spectral reliability map, i.e., a method that can estimate the level of noise superimposed onto the recorded OA spectra.

Molecular imaging probes for multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography.

TLDR
New classes of probes are emerging and create new opportunities for visualizing morphological and pathophysiological features in vivo, in a non-invasive manner, and applications and challenges for biological imaging as well as prospects for clinical translation are discussed.

Spectral correction for handheld optoacoustic imaging by means of near‐infrared optical tomography in reflection mode

TLDR
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Deep Learning-Based Spectral Unmixing for Optoacoustic Imaging of Tissue Oxygen Saturation

TLDR
A neural network architecture is presented that is able to learn how to solve the inverse problem of eMSOT by directly regressing from a set of input spectra to the desired fluence values, and an ensemble of such networks is trained using solely simulated data.

Deep tissue optoacoustic localization microangiography

TLDR
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Machine learning enabled multiple illumination quantitative optoacoustic imaging of blood oxygenation in humans

TLDR
An accurate and practically feasible real-time capable method for quantitative imaging of sO2 based on combining multispectral and multiple illumination OA imaging with learned spectral decoloring (LSD) with highly accurate results in silico and consistently plausible results in vivo is presented.

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TLDR
It is shown that constrained reconstruction is essential for reducing the critical image artifacts associated with inaccurate modeling assumptions, and imposing the non-negativity constraint directly on the unmixed distribution of the probe of interest was found to maintain the most robust and accurate reconstruction performance in all experiments.

Noninvasive three-dimensional optoacoustic localization microangiography of deep tissues

TLDR
Three-dimensional microangiography of deep mouse brain beyond the acoustic diffraction limit is demonstrated through the intact scalp and skull via optoacoustic localization of sparsely-distributed highly absorbing microparticles, and it is shown that the detected optOacoustic signal intensities from the localized particles may serve for estimating the light fluence distribution within optically heterogeneous tissues, a long-standing quantification challenge in biomedical optics.
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