Integrated system for ultrasonic, photoacoustic and elasticity imaging

S. Park, J. Shah, S. R. Aglyamov, A. B. Karpiouk, S. Mallidi, A. Gopal, H. Moon, X. J. Zhang, W. G. Scott, S. Y. Emelianov

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A hybrid imaging system is proposed for cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring by integrating three complementary imaging techniques - ultrasound, photoacoustic and elasticity imaging. Indeed, simultaneous imaging of the anatomy (ultrasound imaging), cancer-induced angiogenesis (photoacoustic imaging) and changes in biomechanical properties (elasticity imaging) of tissue is based on many synergistic features of these modalities and may result in a unique and important imaging tool. To facilitate the design and development of a real-time imaging system for clinical applications, we have investigated the core components of the imaging system using numerical simulations. Differences and similarities between each imaging technique were considered and contrasted. The results of our study suggest that the integration of ultrasound, photoacoustic and elasticity imaging is possible using a custom designed imaging system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2006
Subtitle of host publicationUltrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
StatePublished - 2006
EventMedical Imaging 2006: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 12 Feb 200616 Feb 2006

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceMedical Imaging 2006: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Elasticity imaging
  • Photoacoustic imaging
  • Transducer array
  • Ultrasound imaging


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