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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1321–1335

Three-dimensional transillumination image reconstruction for small animal with new scattering suppression technique

Trung Nghia Tran, Kohei Yamamoto, Takeshi Namita, Yuji Kato, and Koichi Shimizu  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 1321-1335 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.5.001321


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Abstract

To realize three-dimensional (3D) optical imaging of the internal structure of an animal body, we have developed a new technique to reconstruct optical computed tomography (optical CT) images from two-dimensional (2D) transillumination images. In transillumination imaging of an animal body using near-infrared light, the image is blurred because of the strong scattering in the tissue. To overcome this problem, we propose a novel technique to apply the point spread function (PSF) for a light source located inside the medium to the transilluminated image of light-absorbing structure. The problem of the depth-dependence of PSF was solved in the calculation of the projection image in the filtered back-projection method. The effectiveness of the proposed technique was assessed in the experiments with a model phantom and a mouse. These analyses verified the feasibility of the practical 3D imaging of the internal light-absorbing structure of a small animal.

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OCIS Codes
(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Image Reconstruction and Inverse Problems

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Citation
Trung Nghia Tran, Kohei Yamamoto, Takeshi Namita, Yuji Kato, and Koichi Shimizu, "Three-dimensional transillumination image reconstruction for small animal with new scattering suppression technique," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 1321-1335 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-5-5-1321


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