Thermoacoustic CT: Imaging principles

Robert A. Kruger, William L. Kiser, Kathy Miller, Handel E. Reynolds, Daniel R. Reinecke, Gabe A. Kruger, Peter J. Hofacker

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We have developed instrumentation for measuring the tissue-absorption properties of radio waves in the human body using thermoacoustic interactions. The imaging principles upon which this instrumentation is based are applicable to other irradiation sources, such as visible and infrared. We present the imaging reconstruction methodology that we have developed for mapping radiation absorption patterns in three dimensions. Both simulated and experimental data are used to illustrate imaging principles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2000
EventBiomedical Optoacoustics - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 25 2000Jan 26 2000


OtherBiomedical Optoacoustics
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Kruger, R. A., Kiser, W. L., Miller, K., Reynolds, H. E., Reinecke, D. R., Kruger, G. A., & Hofacker, P. J. (2000). Thermoacoustic CT: Imaging principles. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3916, pp. 150-159). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.