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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2012
  • pp: 8883–8892

Weighted depth compensation algorithm for fluorescence molecular tomography reconstruction

Fei Liu, Mingze Li, Bin Zhang, Jianwen Luo, and Jing Bai  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 36, pp. 8883-8892 (2012)

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In fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT), diffuse-light measurements are obtained from a series of source–detector pairs placed on the boundary of the medium. The sensitivity of measurements deteriorates quickly with increased distance from the sources and detectors and therefore yields poor depth quantitative recovery. A depth compensation algorithm is presented in this paper to reconstruct fluorescent inclusions in deep tissues. Two weight matrixes are employed to level off sensitivity differences and enhance prominent elements of the solution. Results of numerical and phantom experiments demonstrate that both relative quantitation and spatial resolution of FMT are improved for inclusions at different depths.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

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Fei Liu, Mingze Li, Bin Zhang, Jianwen Luo, and Jing Bai, "Weighted depth compensation algorithm for fluorescence molecular tomography reconstruction," Appl. Opt. 51, 8883-8892 (2012)

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