Fiber optic broadband ultrasonic probe for virtual biopsy: Technological solutions

  title={Fiber optic broadband ultrasonic probe for virtual biopsy: Technological solutions},
  author={Elena Biagi and Stefano Cerbai and Leonardo Masotti and Luca Belsito and Alberto Roncaglia and Guido Masetti and Nicol{\`o} Speciale},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
An ultrasonic probe was developed by using, in conjunction, opto-acoustic and acousto-optic devices based on fiber optic technology. The intrinsic high frequency and wide bandwidth associated both to the opto-acoustic source and to the acousto-optic receiving element could open a way towards a “virtual biopsy” of biological tissue. A Micro-Opto-Mechanical-System (MOMS) approach is proposed to realize the broadband ultrasonic probe on micromachined silicon frames suited to be mounted on the tip… CONTINUE READING
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