Abstract

Using optoacoustic excitation, a complete volumetric tomographic data sets from the imaged object can in principle be generated with a single interrogating laser pulse. Thus, optoacoustic imaging intrinsically has the potential for fast three-dimensional imaging. We have developed a system capable of acquiring volumetric optoacoustic data in real time and showcase in this work the undocumented capacity to generate high resolution three-dimensional optoacoustic images at a rate of 10Hz, currently mainly limited by the pulse repetition rate of the excitation laser.

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D. Razansky, A. Buehler, and V. Ntziachristos, “Volumetric real-time multispectral optoacoustic tomography of biomarkers,” Nat. Protoc. 6(8), 1121–1129 (2011).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (4)

V. Ntziachristos, “Going deeper than microscopy: the optical imaging frontier in biology,” Nat. Methods 7(8), 603–614 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Ntziachristos and D. Razansky, “Molecular imaging by means of multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT),” Chem. Rev. 110(5), 2783–2794 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Buehler, E. Herzog, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Video rate optoacoustic tomography of mouse kidney perfusion,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2475–2477 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. A. Kruger, R. B. Lam, D. R. Reinecke, S. P. Del Rio, and R. P. Doyle, “Photoacoustic angiography of the breast,” Med. Phys. 37(11), 6096–6100 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (7)

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Imaging of mesoscopic-scale organisms using selective-plane optoacoustic tomography,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54(9), 2769–2777 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Gamelin, A. Maurudis, A. Aguirre, F. Huang, P. Y. Guo, L. V. Wang, and Q. Zhu, “A real-time photoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” Opt. Express 17(13), 10489–10498 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ma, A. Taruttis, V. Ntziachristos, and D. Razansky, “Multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) scanner for whole-body small animal imaging,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21414–21426 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. V. Wang, “Multiscale photoacoustic microscopy and computed tomography,” Nat. Photonics 3(9), 503–509 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

L. V. Wang, “Prospects of photoacoustic tomography,” Med. Phys. 35(12), 5758–5767 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. V. Wang, “Tutorial on photoacoustic microscopy and computed tomography,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(1), 171–179 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Ephrat, M. Roumeliotis, F. S. Prato, and J. J. L. Carson, “Four-dimensional photoacoustic imaging of moving targets,” Opt. Express 16(26), 21570–21581 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

M. H. Xu and L. H. V. Wang, “Photoacoustic imaging in biomedicine,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77(4), 041101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

S. C. Grubb, G. A. Churchill, and M. A. Bogue, “A collaborative database of inbred mouse strain characteristics,” Bioinformatics 20(16), 2857–2859 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Z. Yin, D. Xing, Y. Wang, Y. G. Zeng, Y. Tan, and Q. Chen, “Fast photoacoustic imaging system based on 320-element linear transducer array,” Phys. Med. Biol. 49(7), 1339–1346 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

M. Xu and L. V. Wang, “Analytic explanation of spatial resolution related to bandwidth and detector aperture size in thermoacoustic or photoacoustic reconstruction,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 67(5), 056605 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

J. A. Jensen, “Field: A program for simulating ultrasound systems,” Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. 34, 351–353 (1996).
[PubMed]

1992 (1)

J. A. Jensen and N. B. Svendsen, “Calculation of pressure fields from arbitrarily shaped, apodized, and excited ultrasound transducers,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 39(2), 262–267 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aguirre, A.

Bogue, M. A.

S. C. Grubb, G. A. Churchill, and M. A. Bogue, “A collaborative database of inbred mouse strain characteristics,” Bioinformatics 20(16), 2857–2859 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brecht, H. P.

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buehler, A.

D. Razansky, A. Buehler, and V. Ntziachristos, “Volumetric real-time multispectral optoacoustic tomography of biomarkers,” Nat. Protoc. 6(8), 1121–1129 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Buehler, E. Herzog, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Video rate optoacoustic tomography of mouse kidney perfusion,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2475–2477 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Carson, J. J. L.

Chen, Q.

B. Z. Yin, D. Xing, Y. Wang, Y. G. Zeng, Y. Tan, and Q. Chen, “Fast photoacoustic imaging system based on 320-element linear transducer array,” Phys. Med. Biol. 49(7), 1339–1346 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Churchill, G. A.

S. C. Grubb, G. A. Churchill, and M. A. Bogue, “A collaborative database of inbred mouse strain characteristics,” Bioinformatics 20(16), 2857–2859 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Conjusteau, A.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dean-Ben, X. L.

X. L. Dean-Ben, R. Ma, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Statistical approach for optoacoustic image reconstruction in the presence of strong acoustic heterogeneities,” IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 30(2), 401–408 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Del Rio, S. P.

R. A. Kruger, R. B. Lam, D. R. Reinecke, S. P. Del Rio, and R. P. Doyle, “Photoacoustic angiography of the breast,” Med. Phys. 37(11), 6096–6100 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Distel, M.

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Doyle, R. P.

R. A. Kruger, R. B. Lam, D. R. Reinecke, S. P. Del Rio, and R. P. Doyle, “Photoacoustic angiography of the breast,” Med. Phys. 37(11), 6096–6100 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ephrat, P.

Ermilov, S. A.

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fronheiser, M.

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gamelin, J.

Grubb, S. C.

S. C. Grubb, G. A. Churchill, and M. A. Bogue, “A collaborative database of inbred mouse strain characteristics,” Bioinformatics 20(16), 2857–2859 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Guo, P. Y.

Herzog, E.

Huang, F.

Jensen, J. A.

J. A. Jensen, “Field: A program for simulating ultrasound systems,” Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. 34, 351–353 (1996).
[PubMed]

J. A. Jensen and N. B. Svendsen, “Calculation of pressure fields from arbitrarily shaped, apodized, and excited ultrasound transducers,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 39(2), 262–267 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Khamapirad, T.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koster, R. W.

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kruger, R. A.

R. A. Kruger, R. B. Lam, D. R. Reinecke, S. P. Del Rio, and R. P. Doyle, “Photoacoustic angiography of the breast,” Med. Phys. 37(11), 6096–6100 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lacewell, R.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lam, R. B.

R. A. Kruger, R. B. Lam, D. R. Reinecke, S. P. Del Rio, and R. P. Doyle, “Photoacoustic angiography of the breast,” Med. Phys. 37(11), 6096–6100 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leonard, M. H.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ma, R.

X. L. Dean-Ben, R. Ma, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Statistical approach for optoacoustic image reconstruction in the presence of strong acoustic heterogeneities,” IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 30(2), 401–408 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Ma, A. Taruttis, V. Ntziachristos, and D. Razansky, “Multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) scanner for whole-body small animal imaging,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21414–21426 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maurudis, A.

Mehta, K.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miller, T.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ntziachristos, V.

D. Razansky, A. Buehler, and V. Ntziachristos, “Volumetric real-time multispectral optoacoustic tomography of biomarkers,” Nat. Protoc. 6(8), 1121–1129 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. L. Dean-Ben, R. Ma, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Statistical approach for optoacoustic image reconstruction in the presence of strong acoustic heterogeneities,” IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 30(2), 401–408 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Ntziachristos, “Going deeper than microscopy: the optical imaging frontier in biology,” Nat. Methods 7(8), 603–614 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Ntziachristos and D. Razansky, “Molecular imaging by means of multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT),” Chem. Rev. 110(5), 2783–2794 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Buehler, E. Herzog, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Video rate optoacoustic tomography of mouse kidney perfusion,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2475–2477 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Imaging of mesoscopic-scale organisms using selective-plane optoacoustic tomography,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54(9), 2769–2777 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ma, A. Taruttis, V. Ntziachristos, and D. Razansky, “Multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) scanner for whole-body small animal imaging,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21414–21426 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral photoacoustic imaging of fluorochromes in small animals,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2891–2893 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oraevsky, A. A.

S. A. Ermilov, T. Khamapirad, A. Conjusteau, M. H. Leonard, R. Lacewell, K. Mehta, T. Miller, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Laser optoacoustic imaging system for detection of breast cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Perrimon, N.

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Prato, F. S.

Razansky, D.

X. L. Dean-Ben, R. Ma, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Statistical approach for optoacoustic image reconstruction in the presence of strong acoustic heterogeneities,” IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 30(2), 401–408 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, A. Buehler, and V. Ntziachristos, “Volumetric real-time multispectral optoacoustic tomography of biomarkers,” Nat. Protoc. 6(8), 1121–1129 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Ntziachristos and D. Razansky, “Molecular imaging by means of multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT),” Chem. Rev. 110(5), 2783–2794 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Buehler, E. Herzog, D. Razansky, and V. Ntziachristos, “Video rate optoacoustic tomography of mouse kidney perfusion,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2475–2477 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ma, A. Taruttis, V. Ntziachristos, and D. Razansky, “Multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) scanner for whole-body small animal imaging,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21414–21426 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Imaging of mesoscopic-scale organisms using selective-plane optoacoustic tomography,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54(9), 2769–2777 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral photoacoustic imaging of fluorochromes in small animals,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2891–2893 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reinecke, D. R.

R. A. Kruger, R. B. Lam, D. R. Reinecke, S. P. Del Rio, and R. P. Doyle, “Photoacoustic angiography of the breast,” Med. Phys. 37(11), 6096–6100 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roumeliotis, M.

Su, R.

H. P. Brecht, R. Su, M. Fronheiser, S. A. Ermilov, A. Conjusteau, and A. A. Oraevsky, “Whole-body three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography system for small animals,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(6), 064007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Svendsen, N. B.

J. A. Jensen and N. B. Svendsen, “Calculation of pressure fields from arbitrarily shaped, apodized, and excited ultrasound transducers,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 39(2), 262–267 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tan, Y.

B. Z. Yin, D. Xing, Y. Wang, Y. G. Zeng, Y. Tan, and Q. Chen, “Fast photoacoustic imaging system based on 320-element linear transducer array,” Phys. Med. Biol. 49(7), 1339–1346 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taruttis, A.

Vinegoni, C.

D. Razansky, M. Distel, C. Vinegoni, R. Ma, N. Perrimon, R. W. Koster, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo,” Nat. Photonics 3(7), 412–417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Imaging of mesoscopic-scale organisms using selective-plane optoacoustic tomography,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54(9), 2769–2777 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Razansky, C. Vinegoni, and V. Ntziachristos, “Multispectral photoacoustic imaging of fluorochromes in small animals,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2891–2893 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. H. Xu and L. H. V. Wang, “Photoacoustic imaging in biomedicine,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77(4), 041101 (2006).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The imaging system. (a) A schematic representation of the major components seen from two different directions. (b) Frequency response of the transducer. (c) Arrangement in space of the individual transducer elements. (d) Sections through the sensitivity field of a single transducer element (first column) and the combined sensitivity field of the system (second column). The sections are centered at (0,0,0). The single transducer element is located at (−5,0,0) cm. The −6dB combined sensitivity field region is depicted in red in (b). (Media 1)

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Radial and transversal resolution of the system as a function of the position. The insets show reconstructed images of a 100µm microsphere located at the coordinates (0,0,0) mm (first column), (−5,0,0) mm (second column), and (−10,0,0) mm (third column). The first row depicts the cross-sections through the microsphere along the xy-plane. The second row the cross-sections along the yz-plane.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single shot imaging of an excised mouse heart. The maximum intensity projection (MIP) of the heart along two directions is shown in (a) and (b). (c) depicts a cross-sectional slice through the heart. (d) shows a photograph of the mouse heart. A movie file (Media 2) showing the volume rotating is available in the online version of the journal. 1. septum, 2. right ventricle, 3. left ventricle, 4. aorta, 5. coronary vessels

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Volumetric reconstruction of a babymouse. (a) depicts the MIP of the mouse vasculature. A movie file (Media 3) of the reconstruction from different angles is available online. (b) A photograph of the babymouse to indicate the orientation of the volumentric reconstruction. (c) depicts the MIP of a 1cm thick region through the mouse brain, (d) a corresponding cryoslice, (e) the MIP from the top, (f) a photograph of an excised mouse brain. 1. transverse sinus, 2.longitudional fissure of cerebrum, 3. left supraorbital vein, 4. thoratic aorta, 5. right iliac artery, 6. sagittal sinus, 7. frontal cerebral arteries, 8, superior cerebral vein.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Cross-sectional reconstructions of a babymouse at the heart region during a diastolic (a) and systolic (b) phase. 1. septum, 2. left ventricle, 3. right ventricle, 4. lung. (c) depicts a cryoslice through the heart area of a mouse for comparison. A movie file (Media 4) showing the heart movements is available on line.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

3D imaging of brain perfusion after injection of ICG. (a) - (c) MIP of the reconstructed volume along the z-direction at three different time points. (d) - (f) corresponding MIP along the y-axis. (g) signal intensity as a function of time in the vessel indicated by the arrow in (f). 1, transverse sinus, 2, superior cerebellar vein. A video (Media 5) is available on line.

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