Study the effect of the skull in light illumination and ultrasound detection paths in transcranial photoacoustic imaging

Skull tissue greatly degrades the photoacoustic signal in a transcranial photoacoustic imaging system. In this study, we investigate the feasibility of transcranial photoacoustic imaging, by studying the effect of skull in both illumination path and acoustic detection path, and determine the maximum skull thickness through which accurate photoacoustic imaging is feasible without any post processing.

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