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Opt Lett. 2009 May 15;34(10):1591-3.

Photoacoustic endoscopy.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Optical Imaging Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1097, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899, USA.

Abstract

We have developed photoacoustic endoscopy with a miniaturized imaging probe. A light-guiding optical fiber, an ultrasonic sensor, and a mechanical scanning unit are integrated to enable circumferential sector scanning, which produces B-scan images. Biological tissues, including the gastrointestinal tract of a rat, have been imaged ex vivo or in situ.

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