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.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(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
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)