Compensation for transducer effects in optoacoustic tomography

Kun Wang, Mark A. Anastasio, Sergey A. Ermilov, Hans Peter Brecht, Richard Su, Alexander A. Oraevsky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Optoacoustic Tomography (OAT) is a hybrid imaging modality that combines the advantages of both optical imaging and ultrasound imaging techniques. Most existing reconstruction algorithms for OAT assume pointlike transducers, which may result in conspicous image blurring and distortions in certain applications. In this work, a new imaging model that incorporates the transducer response is employed for image reconstruction. Computer-simulation studies demonstrate that the new reconstruction method can effectively compensate for image resolution degradation associated with the transducer response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2010
StatePublished - May 3 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2010Jan 26 2010

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferencePhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Iterative image reconstruction
  • Optoacoustic tomography
  • Photoacoustic tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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