Needle visualization using photoacoustic effect

Hyun Jae Kang, Xiaoyu Guo, Alexis Cheng, Michael A. Choti, Emad M. Boctor

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Abstract

We investigated a novel needle visualization using the PA effect to enhance needle-tip tracking. An optical fiber and laser source are used to generate acoustic waves inside the needle with the PA effect. Acoustic waves are generated along the needle. Some amount of acoustic energy leaks into the surrounding material. The leakage of acoustic waves is captured by a conventional US transducer and US channel data collection system. Then, the collected data are converted to a PA image. The needle-tip can be visualized more clearly in this PA image than a general US brightness mode image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9323
ISBN (Print)9781628414134
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2015Feb 10 2015

Other

OtherPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/8/152/10/15

Keywords

  • Needle guidance
  • Photoacoustic imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kang, H. J., Guo, X., Cheng, A., Choti, M. A., & Boctor, E. M. (2015). Needle visualization using photoacoustic effect. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 9323). [93232Y] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080161