Image reconstruction in photoacoustic tomography with heterogeneous media using an iterative method

Chao Huang, Kun Wang, Lihong V. Wang, Mark A. Anastasio

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Abstract

There remains an urgent need to develop effective photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) image recon- struction methods for use with acoustically inhomogeneous media. Transcranial PACT brain imaging is an im- portant example of an emerging imaging application that would benefit greatly from this. Existing approaches to PACT image reconstruction in acoustically heterogeneous media are limited to weakly varying media, are computationally burdensome, and/or make impractical assumptions regarding the measurement geometry. In this work, we develop and investigate a full-wave approach to iterative image reconstruction in PACT for media possessing inhomogeneous speed-of-sound and mass density distributions. A key contribution of the work is the formulation of a procedure to implement a matched discrete forward and backprojection operator pair, which facilitates the application of a wide range of modern iterative image reconstruction algorithms. This presents the opportunity to employ application-specific regularization methods to mitigate image artifacts due to mea- surement data incompleteness and noise. Our results establish that the proposed image reconstruction method can effectively compensate for acoustic aberration and reduces artifacts in the reconstructed image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2013Feb 5 2013

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume8581
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/3/132/5/13

Keywords

  • acoustic heterogeneity
  • iterative image reconstruction
  • k-space pseudospectral method
  • optoacoustic tomography
  • Photoacoustic tomography
  • thermoacoustic 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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