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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 3686–3693

Time-domain optical imaging: discrimination between scattering and absorption

Yves Painchaud, Alain Mailloux, Michel Morin, Sonia Verreault, and Pierre Beaudry  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3686-3693 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003686


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Abstract

A technique for discriminating between scattering and absorbing inclusions located in the center of a scattering slab is presented. The technique is based on an empirical model that provides a simple mathematical expression to describe the change in the time-resolved transmission resulting from the presence of an inclusion. Experimental results from various configurations show that the technique allows for proper recognition of the type of an inclusion whether it is scattering or absorbing. This technique is a significant step toward tissue differentiation.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(170.3830) Medical optics and biotechnology : Mammography
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 1999
Published: June 1, 1999

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Yves Painchaud, Alain Mailloux, Michel Morin, Sonia Verreault, and Pierre Beaudry, "Time-domain optical imaging: discrimination between scattering and absorption," Appl. Opt. 38, 3686-3693 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-16-3686


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