Photoacoustic imaging based on MEMS mirror scanning

Biomedical Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.5). 12/2010; 1(5):1278-1283. DOI: 10.1364/BOE.1.001278
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ABSTRACT A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based photoacoustic imaging system is reported for
the first time. In this system, the MEMS-based light scanning subsystem and a ring-shaped
polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) transducer are integrated into a miniaturized probe that is
capable of three-dimensional (3D) photoacoustic imaging. It is demonstrated that the imaging
system is able to image small objects embedded in phantom materials and in chicken and to in
vivo visualize blood vessels under the skin of a human hand.

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