Tag «Monte Carlo methods»

Combination of virtual point detector concept and fluence compensation in acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy

We propose a hybrid approach to image enhancement in acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy. The developed technique is based on compensation for nonuniform spatial sensitivity of the optoacoustic (OA) system in both optical and acoustic domains. Spatial distribution of optical fluence is derived from full three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulations accounting for conical geometry of tissue laser …

Fluence compensation in raster-scan optoacoustic angiography

Modern optical imaging techniques demonstrate significant potential for high resolution in vivoangiography. Optoacoustic angiography benefits from higher imaging depth as compared to pure optical modalities. However, strong attenuation of optoacoustic signal with depth provides serious challenges for adequate 3D vessel net mapping, and proper compensation for fluence distribution within biotissues is required. We report on the novel approach allowing …