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Image distortion in thermoacoustic tomography caused by microwave diffraction

Li, Changhui and Pramanik, Manojit and Ku, Geng and Wang, Lihong V. (2008) Image distortion in thermoacoustic tomography caused by microwave diffraction. Physical Review E, 77 (3). Art. No. 031923. ISSN 1539-3755. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.77.031923.

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We report an intrinsic image distortion in microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography. The distortion, due to microwave diffraction in the object to be imaged, leads to nonuniform excitation of acoustic pressure during microwave illumination. Both numerical simulations and phantom experiments demonstrate this phenomenon. A method of partial correction is also provided.

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Additional Information:© 2008 American Physical Society. Received 18 October 2007; revised manuscript received 11 January 2008; published 28 March 2008. This project was sponsored in part by the National Institute of Health Grants No. R01 NS46214 and R01 EB000712.
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NIHR01 NS46214
NIHR01 EB000712
Issue or Number:3
Classification Code:PACS number(s): 87.57.-s, 42.25.Fx, 42.25.Ja, 42.30.Wb
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Official Citation:Image distortion in thermoacoustic tomography caused by microwave diffraction Changhui Li, Manojit Pramanik, Geng Ku, and Lihong V. Wang Phys. Rev. E 77, 031923
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