1064 nm acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy
Date of Issue2019
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Photoacoustic imaging is a noninvasive imaging technique having the advantages of high-optical contrast and good acoustic resolution at improved imaging depths. Light transport in biological tissues is mainly characterized by strong optical scattering and absorption. Photoacoustic microscopy is capable of achieving highresolution images at greater depth compared to conventional optical microscopy methods. In this work, we have developed a high-resolution, acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy (AR-PAM) system in the near infra-red (NIR) window II (NIR-II, eg, 1064 nm) for deep tissue imaging. Higher imaging depth is achieved as the tissue scattering at 1064 nm is lesser compared to visible or near infrared window-I (NIR-I). Our developed system can provide a lateral resolution of 130 μm, axial resolution of 57 μm, and image up to 11 mm deep in biological tissues. This 1064-AR-PAM system was used for imaging sentinel lymph node and the lymph vessel in rat. Urinary bladder of rat filled with black ink was also imaged to validate the feasibility of the developed system to study deeply seated organs.
Acoustic Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy
Journal of Biophotonics
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Periyasamy, V., Das, N., Sharma, A., & Pramanik, M. (2019). 1064 nm acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy. Journal of Biophotonics, 12(5), e201800357-. doi:10.1002/jbio.201800357, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201800357. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.