Improving limited-view photoacoustic tomography with an acoustic reflector.

  title={Improving limited-view photoacoustic tomography with an acoustic reflector.},
  author={Bin Jie Huang and Jun Xia and Konstantin Maslov and Lihong V. Wang},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  volume={18 11},
The versatility and real-time imaging capability of commercial linear array transducers make them widely used in clinical ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. However, they often suffer from limited detection view. For instance, acoustic waves traveling at a grazing angle to the transducer surface are difficult to detect. In this letter, we propose a simple and easy approach to ameliorate this problem by using a 45-deg acoustic reflector. The reflector forms a virtual array that is… CONTINUE READING