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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3313–3320

Streak camera: a multidetector for diffuse optical tomography

C. Virginie Zint, Wilfried Uhring, Murielle Torregrossa, Bernard Cunin, and Patrick Poulet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 16, pp. 3313-3320 (2003)

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We describe an experimental setup for time-resolved diffuse optical tomography that uses a seven-channel light guide to transmit scattered light to a streak camera. This setup permits the simultaneous measurement of the time profiles of photons reemitted at different boundary sites of the objects studied. The instrument, its main specifications, and detector-specific data analysis before image reconstruction are described. The instrumentation was tested with phantoms simulating biological tissue, and the absorption and reduced scattering images that were obtained are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2003
Published: June 1, 2003

C. Virginie Zint, Wilfried Uhring, Murielle Torregrossa, Bernard Cunin, and Patrick Poulet, "Streak camera: a multidetector for diffuse optical tomography," Appl. Opt. 42, 3313-3320 (2003)

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