We have developed a methodology that can be used in reconstruction algorithms to quantify the optical coefficients and the geometrical cross section of a weakly abnormal optical target embedded in an otherwise homogeneous medium. This novel procedure uses differenttime-dependent point-spread functions to analyze the diffusive and absorptive contrasts obtained from time-of-flight measurements. Data obtained from time-resolved transillumination of a tissuelike phantom are used to test the accuracy of this new deconvolution methodology.
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(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Victor Chernomordik, Jeremy C. Hebden, and Ralph Nossal, "Time-Dependent Contrast Functions for Quantitative Imaging in Time-Resolved Transillumination Experiments," Appl. Opt. 37, 1973-1981 (1998)