Experimental evaluation of a high-speed photoacoustic tomography system based on a commercial ultrasound unit

@article{Wang2008ExperimentalEO,
  title={Experimental evaluation of a high-speed photoacoustic tomography system based on a commercial ultrasound unit},
  author={X. Wang and J. Fowlkes and P. Carson and L. Mo},
  journal={2008 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium},
  year={2008},
  pages={1234-1237}
}
A high-speed photoacoustic tomography (PAT) data acquisition system has been developed using a commercial ultrasound (US) unit. Since the US unit supports simultaneous signal acquisition from 64 parallel receive channels, PAT data from a 64-element US array aperture can be acquired using a single laser firing. This arrangement enables an object to be scanned in both US imaging and PAT modes using the same US receiving array and view angle, which facilitates off-line image co-registration and… Expand

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