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Three-dimensional photoacoustic tomography of finger joint: from phantom experiment to in vivo study
Author(s): Yao Sun; Huabei Jiang
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we present phantom experiments and in-vivo human examination to evaluate the possibility of threedimensional (3D) photoacoustic imaging of the finger joints in a spherical scanning geometry. The phantom results show that 1mm thick "cartilage" can be accurately differentiated from the "bones" with a 1 MHz transducer. Results based on in-vivo finger joint study show that major anatomical features in the joint can be imaged, and the cartilages associated with the joint can be differentiated well from the phalanx. The results shown in this paper suggest that 3D PAT in a spherical scanning geometry has the potential to be used for early diagnosis of joint diseases

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 72584G (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811919
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Yao Sun, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Huabei Jiang, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7258:
Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging
Ehsan Samei; Jiang Hsieh, Editor(s)

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