Light-Emitting Diode Based Photoacoustic Imaging System

  • Ebrahim Najafzadeh ORCID Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Parastoo Farnia ORCID Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Alireza Ahmadian ORCID Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hossein Ghadiri ORCID Mail Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Photoacoustic Imaging, Light Emitting Diode Based Photoacoustic, Phantom Imaging, PARSIS Image Guided Surgery System

Abstract

Purpose: A Photoacoustic Imaging (PAI) as a non-invasive hybrid imaging modality has the potential to be used in a wide range of pre-clinical and clinical applications. There are different optical excitation sources that affect the performance of PAI systems. Our goal is proving the capability of the Light-Emitting Diode (LED) based PAI system for imaging of objects in different depths.

Materials and Methods: In this study the Full Width of Half Maximum (FWHM) and Contrast to Noise Ratio (CNR) of LED-based PAI system is evaluated using agar, and Poly-Vinyl Alcohol Cryogel (PVA-C) phantoms.

Results: The results show that axial and lateral FWHM of the photoacoustic image in agar phantom 1%, are 0.59 and 1.16 mm, respectively. It is capable of distinguishing objects about 250 ┬Ám. Furthermore, one of the main improvements of photoacoustic images is achieved by proposed LED-based system that is a 26% higher CNR versus the ultrasound images.

Conclusion: Therefore, the provided technical characteristics in this study have made designed LED-based PAI system as a suitable tool for preclinical and clinical imaging.

Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
1.
Najafzadeh E, Farnia P, Ahmadian A, Ghadiri H. Light-Emitting Diode Based Photoacoustic Imaging System. Frontiers Biomed Technol. 7(3):200-204.
Section
Technical Note