Compensation of shear waves in photoacoustic tomography with layered acoustic media

Robert W. Schoonover, Mark A. Anastasio

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An image reconstruction formula is presented for photoacoustic computed tomography (PCT) that is valid for a layered medium in which some of the layers may be solids and detection is performed on a planar measurement surface. It is assumed that the optical absorber is embedded in a single fluid layer and any elastic solid layers present are separated by one or more fluid layers. Computer-simulation studies are used to validate the proposed reconstruction formula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2012
StatePublished - Apr 9 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2012Jan 24 2012

Publication series

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


ConferencePhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Image reconstruction
  • Photoacoustic tomography
  • Shear waves

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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