Digital radiography (DR) and whole-body fluorescent optical imaging (WFOI) have been widely applied in the field of molecular imaging, with the advantages in tissues and functional imaging. The integration of them contributes to the development and discovery of medicine. We introduce an equipment, performance of which is better than that of another molecular imaging system manufactured by Kodak Corp. It can take real-time small animal imaging in vivo, with lower cost and shorter development cycle on the LabVIEW platform. At last, a paradigm experiment on a nude mouse with green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic tumor is given to present a real-time DR-WFOI fusion simultaneous image.
© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
Kun Bi, Xiaochun Xu, Lei Xi, Shaoqun Zeng, and Qingming Luo, "A DR-WFOI fusion system for the real-time molecular imaging in vivo," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 893-895 (2008)