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Title: Multi-angle data acquisition to compensate transducer finite size in photoacoustic tomography
Authors: Hakakzadeh, Soheil
Mozaffarzadeh, Moein
Mostafavi, Seyed Masood
Kavehvash, Zahra
Rajendran, Praveenbalaji
Verweij, Martin
de Jong, Nico
Pramanik, Manojit
Keywords: Engineering::Chemical engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Hakakzadeh, S., Mozaffarzadeh, M., Mostafavi, S. M., Kavehvash, Z., Rajendran, P., Verweij, M., de Jong, N. & Pramanik, M. (2022). Multi-angle data acquisition to compensate transducer finite size in photoacoustic tomography. Photoacoustics, 27, 100373-.
Project: RG30/21 
Journal: Photoacoustics 
Abstract: In photoacoustic tomography (PAT) systems, the tangential resolution decreases due to the finite size of the transducer as the off-center distance increases. To address this problem, we propose a multi-angle detection approach in which the transducer used for data acquisition rotates around its center (with specific angles) as well as around the scanning center. The angles are calculated based on the central frequency and diameter of the transducer and the radius of the region-of-interest (ROI). Simulations with point-like absorbers (for point-spread-function evaluation) and a vasculature phantom (for quality assessment), and experiments with ten 0.5 mm-diameter pencil leads and a leaf skeleton phantom are used for evaluation of the proposed approach. The results show that a location-independent tangential resolution is achieved with 150 spatial sampling and central rotations with angles of ±8°/±16°. With further developments, the proposed detection strategy can replace the conventional detection (rotating a transducer around ROI) in PAT.
ISSN: 2213-5979
DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2022.100373
Schools: School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology 
Rights: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier GmbH. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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