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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2002
  • pp: 653–662

Influence of the refractive index-mismatch at the boundaries measured in fluorescence-enhanced frequency-domain photon migration imaging

Anuradha Godavarty, Daniel J. Hawrysz, Ranadhir Roy, Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, and Margaret J. Eppstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 15, pp. 653-662 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000653


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Abstract

Over the past decade, developments towards near-infrared (NIR) optical tomography involve the recovery of interior optical maps from boundary measurements using the first principles of light propagation models. The refractive-index mismatch parameter in the boundary condition of the light propagation model, namely the diffusion equation, can significantly impact model prediction of measurements and therefore image recovery. In this contribution, the influence of refractive-index mismatch parameter between predictions and referenced measurements of fluorescence-enhanced frequency-domain photon migration (FDPM) are established; its greater influence on emission over excitation predictions are demonstrated, and the methods to accurately determine refractive index mismatch parameter from basic principles are reviewed.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2002
Published: July 29, 2002

Citation
Anuradha Godavarty, Daniel Hawrysz, Ranadhir Roy, Eva Sevick-Muraca, and Margaret Eppstein, "Influence of the refractive index-mismatch at the boundaries measured in fluorescenceenhanced frequency-domain photon migration imaging," Opt. Express 10, 653-662 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-15-653


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