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Human placental vasculature imaging using an LED-based photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging system

Maneas, E; Xia, W; Kuniyil Ajith Singh, M; Sato, N; Agano, T; Ourselin, S; West, S; ... Desjardins, A; + view all (2018) Human placental vasculature imaging using an LED-based photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging system. In: (Proceedings) SPIE Photonics West. SPIE Green open access

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Abstract

Minimally invasive fetal interventions, such as those used for therapy of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), require accurate image guidance to optimise patient outcomes. Currently, TTTS can be treated fetoscopically by identifying anastomosing vessels on the chorionic (fetal) placental surface, and then performing photocoagulation. Incomplete photocoagulation increases the risk of procedure failure. Photoacoustic imaging can provide contrast for both haemoglobin concentration and oxygenation, and in this study, it was hypothesised that it can resolve chorionic placental vessels. We imaged a term human placenta that was collected after caesarean section delivery using a photoacoustic/ultrasound system (AcousticX) that included light emitting diode (LED) arrays for excitation light and a linear-array ultrasound imaging probe. Two-dimensional (2D) co-registered photoacoustic and B-mode pulse-echo ultrasound images were acquired and displayed in real-time. Translation of the imaging probe enabled 3D imaging. This feasibility study demonstrated that photoacoustic imaging can be used to visualise chorionic placental vasculature, and that it has strong potential to guide minimally invasive fetal interventions.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Human placental vasculature imaging using an LED-based photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging system
Event: SPIE Photonics West
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1117/12.2288995
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288995
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health > Maternal and Fetal Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043907
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