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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 19444–19455

Contrast and resolution analysis of iterative angular domain optical projection tomography

Eldon Ng, Fartash Vasefi, Bozena Kaminska, Glenn H. Chapman, and Jeffrey J.L. Carson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 19444-19455 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.019444


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Abstract

In Angular Domain Imaging, image contrast and resolution are position dependent. The objective of this work was to characterize the contrast and resolution of an ADI system at a multitude of locations within the imaging plane, then compare the reconstructions of different targets using filtered back projection and iterative reconstruction algorithms. Contrast varied significantly with depth and minimally with lateral position, while resolution varied significantly with lateral position and minimally with depth. The iterative reconstruction algorithm was robust against ring and streak artifacts. The back projection reconstructions suffered from artifacts related to a lack of projection data.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2010
Published: August 30, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Eldon Ng, Fartash Vasefi, Bozena Kaminska, Glenn H. Chapman, and Jeffrey J. L. Carson, "Contrast and resolution analysis of iterative angular domain optical projection tomography," Opt. Express 18, 19444-19455 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-19444


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