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Heechul Yoon, Geoffrey P Luke, Stanislav Y Emelianov
An optical wavelength selection method based on the stability of the absorption cross-section matrix to improve spectroscopic photoacoustic (sPA) imaging was recently introduced. However, spatially-varying chromophore concentrations cause the wavelength- and depth-dependent variations of the optical fluence, which degrades the accuracy of quantitative sPA imaging. This study introduces a depth-optimized method that determines an optimal wavelength set minimizing an inverse of the multiplication of absorption cross-section matrix and fluence matrix to minimize the errors in concentration estimation...
December 2018: Photoacoustics
A A Oraevsky, B Clingman, J Zalev, A T Stavros, W T Yang, J R Parikh
Optoacoustic imaging, based on the differences in optical contrast of blood hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, is uniquely suited for the detection of breast vasculature and tumor microvasculature with the inherent capability to differentiate hypoxic from the normally oxygenated tissue. We describe technological details of the clinical ultrasound (US) system with optoacoustic (OA) imaging capabilities developed specifically for diagnostic imaging of breast cancer. The combined OA/US system provides co-registered and fused images of breast morphology based upon gray scale US with the functional parameters of total hemoglobin and blood oxygen saturation in the tumor angiogenesis related microvasculature based upon OA images...
December 2018: Photoacoustics
Moein Mozaffarzadeh, Ali Hariri, Colman Moore, Jesse V Jokerst
Light-emitting diode-based photoacoustic imaging is more compact and affordable than laser-based systems, but it has low power and hence a high number of replicates. Here, we describe double-stage delay-multiply-and-sum (DS-DMAS) to improve image quality collected on a LED-based scanner. DS-DMAS was evaluated experimentally using point targets (in different laterals and depths) as well as a hair and a rabbit eye. This algorithm can compensate for the low SNR of LED-based systems and offer better lateral resolution of about 60%, 25%, higher contrast ratio of about 97%, 34%, and better full-width-half-maximum of about 60%, 25%, versus delay-and-sum) and delay-multiply-and-sum, respectively...
December 2018: Photoacoustics
Michael J Moore, Suzan El-Rass, Yongliang Xiao, Youdong Wang, Xiao-Yan Wen, Michael C Kolios
With their optically transparent appearance, zebrafish larvae are readily imaged with optical-resolution photoacoustic (PA) microscopy (OR-PAM). Previous OR-PAM studies have mapped endogenous chromophores (e.g. melanin and hemoglobin) within larvae; however, anatomical features cannot be imaged with OR-PAM alone due to insufficient optical absorption. We have previously reported on the photoacoustic radiometry (PAR) technique, which can be used simultaneously with OR-PAM to generate images dependent upon the optical attenuation properties of a sample...
December 2018: Photoacoustics
Gurneet S Sangha, Nicholas J Hale, Craig J Goergen
One cause for suboptimal photoacoustic tomography (PAT) penetration depth is attenuation of incident light by soft tissue. To better understand this problem, we investigated the effects of illumination fiber optic bundle geometry on PAT penetration depth and signal-to-noise ratio. An adjustable, motorized PAT probe was used to reduce probe-skin reflection artifacts and improve light distribution in the image acquisition plane by tuning fiber orientation. We validated our motorized PAT probe through Monte Carlo simulations and ex vivo imaging of a tissue mimicking phantom, and in vivo imaging of murine periaortic fat...
December 2018: Photoacoustics
Zoltán Bozóki, Tibor Guba, Tibor Ajtai, Anna Szabó, Gábor Szabó
In a carrier flow based permeation system the measured permeation curve is the convolution of two processes: the intrinsic permeation process and the transfer of the permeated molecules through the measuring system. The latter one is quantified by the instrument response function (IRF). The possibility of calculating the IRF from permeation curves measured at various volumetric flow rates of the carrier gas is examined. The results are in partial agreement with preliminary expectations: the dependency of the calculated IRF on the volumetric flow rate of the carrier gas indeed follows roughly the expected tendency; however it is not completely independent from the physical properties of the measured membrane sample...
December 2018: Photoacoustics
Sunish J Mathews, Callum Little, Christopher D Loder, Roby D Rakhit, Wenfeng Xia, Edward Z Zhang, Paul C Beard, Malcolm C Finlay, Adrien E Desjardins
Intravascular imaging in percutaneous coronary interventions can be an invaluable tool in the treatment of coronary artery disease. It is of significant interest to provide molecular imaging contrast that is complementary to structural contrast provided by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS). In this study, we developed a dual-modality intravascular imaging probe comprising a commercial OCT catheter and a high sensitivity fiber optic ultrasound sensor, to provide both photoacoustic (PA) and OCT imaging...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
Simon Liang, Bahman Lashkari, Sung Soo Sean Choi, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Andreas Mandelis
The Grüneisen parameter is an essential factor in biomedical photoacoustic (PA) diagnostics. In most PA imaging applications, the variation of the Grüneisen parameter with tissue type is insignificant. This is not the case for PA imaging and characterization of lipids, as they have a very distinct Grüneisen parameter compared with other tissue types. One example of PA applications involving lipids is the imaging and characterization of atherosclerotic plaques. Intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging is a promising diagnostic tool that can evaluate both plaque severity and composition...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
Brittani L Bungart, Lu Lan, Pu Wang, Rui Li, Michael O Koch, Liang Cheng, Timothy A Masterson, Murat Dundar, Ji-Xin Cheng
Prostate cancer is poorly visualized on ultrasonography (US) so that current biopsy requires either a templated technique or guidance after fusion of US with magnetic resonance imaging. Here we determined the ability for photoacoustic tomography (PAT) and US followed by texture-based image processing to identify prostate biopsy targets. K-means clustering feature learning and testing was performed on separate datasets comprised of 1064 and 1197 nm PAT and US images of intact, ex vivo human prostates. 1197 nm PAT was found to not contribute to the feature learning, and thus, only 1064 nm PAT and US images were used for final feature testing...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
Martina Capozza, Francesco Blasi, Giovanni Valbusa, Paolo Oliva, Claudia Cabella, Federica Buonsanti, Alessia Cordaro, Lorena Pizzuto, Alessandro Maiocchi, Luisa Poggi
PhotoAcoustic Imaging (PAI) is a biomedical imaging modality currently under evaluation in preclinical and clinical settings. In this work, ICG is coupled to an integrin binding vector (ICG-RGD) to combine the good photoacoustic properties of ICG and the favourable αv β3 -binding capabilities of a small RGD cyclic peptidomimetic. ICG-RGD is characterized in terms of physicochemical properties, biodistribution and imaging performance. Tumor uptake was assessed in subcutaneous xenograft mouse models of human glioblastoma (U-87MG, high αv β3 expression) and epidermoid carcinoma (A431, low αv β3 expression)...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
Ted G Xiao, Jared A Weis, F Scott Gayzik, Alexandra Thomas, Akiko Chiba, Metin N Gurcan, Umit Topaloglu, Abhilash Samykutty, Lacey R McNally
Examining the dynamics of an agent in the tumor microenvironment can offer critical insights to the influx rate and accumulation of the agent. Intratumoral kinetic characterization in the in vivo setting can further elicudate distribution patterns and tumor microenvironment. Dynamic contrast-enhanced Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomographic imaging (DCE-MSOT) acquires serial MSOT images with the administration of an exogenous contrast agent over time. We tracked the dynamics of a tumor-targeted contrast agent, HypoxiSense 680 (HS680), in breast xenograft mouse models using MSOT...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
Mason W Schellenberg, Heather K Hunt
Optoacoustic imaging is a medical imaging modality that uses optical excitation and acoustic detection to generate images of tissue structures based up optical absorption within a tissue sample. This imaging modality has been widely explored as a tool for a number of clinical applications, including cancer diagnosis and wound healing tracking. Recently, the optoacoustic imaging community has published a number of reports of hand-held optoacoustic imaging devices and platforms; these hand-held configurations improve the modality's potential for commercial clinical implementation...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
Iku Yamaga, Nobuko Kawaguchi-Sakita, Yasufumi Asao, Yoshiaki Matsumoto, Aya Yoshikawa, Toshifumi Fukui, Masahiro Takada, Masako Kataoka, Masahiro Kawashima, Elham Fakhrejahani, Shotaro Kanao, Yoshie Nakayama, Mariko Tokiwa, Masae Torii, Takayuki Yagi, Takaki Sakurai, Hironori Haga, Kaori Togashi, Tsuyoshi Shiina, Masakazu Toi
This study aimed to identify the characteristics of the vascular network in the superficial subcutaneous layer of the breast and to analyze differences between breasts with cancer and contralateral unaffected breasts using vessel branching points (VBPs) detected by three-dimensional photoacoustic imaging with a hemispherical detector array. In 22 patients with unilateral breast cancer, the average VBP counts to a depth of 7 mm below the skin surface were significantly greater in breasts with cancer than in the contralateral unaffected breasts (p < 0...
September 2018: Photoacoustics
X L Deán-Ben, D Razansky
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September 2018: Photoacoustics
Clinton W Hupple, Stefan Morscher, Neal C Burton, Mark D Pagel, Lacey R McNally, Julio Cárdenas-Rodríguez
MultiSpectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) is an emerging imaging technology that allows for data acquisition at high spatial and temporal resolution. These imaging characteristics are advantageous for Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) imaging that can assess the combination of vascular flow and permeability. However, the quantitative analysis of DCE MSOT data has not been possible due to complications caused by wavelength-dependent light attenuation and variability in light fluence at different anatomical locations...
June 2018: Photoacoustics
Mucong Li, Yuqi Tang, Junjie Yao
Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is a hybrid imaging modality that combines rich contrast of optical excitation and deep penetration of ultrasound detection. With its unique optical absorption contrast mechanism, PAT is inherently sensitive to the functional and molecular information of biological tissues, and thus has been widely used in preclinical and clinical studies. Among many functional capabilities of PAT, measuring blood oxygenation is arguably one of the most important applications, and has been widely performed in photoacoustic studies of brain functions, tumor hypoxia, wound healing, and cancer therapy...
June 2018: Photoacoustics
J Aguirre, B Hindelang, Andrei Berezhnoi, U Darsow, F Lauffer, K Eyerich, T Biedermann, V Ntziachristos
Nailfold capillaroscopy, based on bright-field microscopy, is widely used to diagnose systemic sclerosis (SSc). However it cannot reveal information about venules and arterioles lying deep under the nailfold, nor can it provide detailed data about surface microvasculature when the skin around the nail is thick. These limitations reflect the fact that capillaroscopy is based on microscopy methods whose penetration depth is restricted to about 200 μm. We investigated whether ultra-wideband raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (UWB-RSOM) can resolve small capillaries of the nailfold in healthy volunteers and compared the optoacoustic data to conventional capillaroscopy examinations...
June 2018: Photoacoustics
Elena Merčep, Xosé Luís Deán-Ben, Daniel Razansky
Changes in hemodynamic parameters are directly linked to biological function and physiological activity. Characterization of hemodynamics is commonly performed by Doppler ultrasound, which provides accurate measurements of blood flow velocity. Multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography is rapidly undergoing clinical translation fostered by its unique and complementary capacity for label-free mapping of the blood volume and the distribution of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin in blood. Here we report on a hybrid optoacoustic and ultrasound imaging approach that enables multi-modal imaging of blood flow and oxygen state using a multi-segment detector array...
June 2018: Photoacoustics
Tigran Petrosyan, Maria Theodorou, Jeff Bamber, Martin Frenz, Michael Jaeger
Epi-style optoacoustic (OA) imaging provides flexibility by integrating the irradiation optics and ultrasound receiver, yet clutter generated by optical absorption near the probe obscures deep OA sources. Localised vibration tagging (LOVIT) retrieves OA signal from images that are acquired with and without a preceding ultrasonic pushing beam: Radiation force leads to a phase shift of signals coming from the focal area resulting in their visibility in a difference image, whereas clutter from outside the pushing beam is eliminated...
June 2018: Photoacoustics
Ruiqing Ni, Markus Rudin, Jan Klohs
The effect of cerebral amyloidosis on cerebral hemodynamics was investigated with photoacoustic tomography (PAT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). First, the sensitivity and robustness of PAT for deriving metrics of vascular and tissue oxygenation in the murine brain was assessed in wild-type mice with a hyperoxia-normoxia challenge. Secondly, cerebral oxygenation was assessed in young and aged arcAβ mice and wild-type controls with PAT, while cerebral blood flow (CBF) was determined by perfusion MRI. The investigations revealed that PAT can sensitively and robustly detect physiological changes in vascular and tissue oxygenation...
June 2018: Photoacoustics
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