Imaging of ultrasonic velocity change corresponding to optical absorption distribution

Hiromichi Horinaka, Tomoo Iwade, Yasuhiro Kanetaka, Fumiko Ogushi, Tetsuya Matsuyama, Kenji Wada, Toshiyuki Matsunaka, Yoshio Cho

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An imaging method using the velocity change of ultrasonics pulse induced by light illumination was investigated for application to medical diagnosis. The waveforms of echo pulses from the optical absorption region displayed the shift when the light illuminated the sample consisting of a scattering medium and an absorber. The ultrasonic velocity image constructed based on the time shift of echo pulses showed the absorption distribution in a dense scattering medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3287-3288
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number5 B
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Biological tissue
  • Diagnosis
  • Metabolic information
  • Optical tomography
  • Scattering medium
  • Ultrasonic velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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