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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 1999
  • pp: 231–240

Diffuse optical 3D-slice imaging of bounded turbid media using a new integro-differential equation

Deva N. Pattanayak and A. G. Yodh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 231-240 (1999)

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A new integro-differential equation for diffuse photon density waves (DPDW) is derived within the diffusion approximation. The new equation applies to inhomogeneous bounded turbid media. Interestingly, it does not contain any terms involving gradients of the light diffusion coefficient. The integro-differential equation for diffusive waves is used to develop a 3D-slice imaging algorithm based on the angular spectrum representation in the parallel plate geometry. The algorithm may be useful for near infrared optical imaging of breast tissue, and is applicable to other diagnostics such as ultrasound and microwave imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3830) Medical optics and biotechnology : Mammography
(170.5270) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon density waves
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration

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Focus Issue: Biomedical diffuse optical tomography

Original Manuscript: March 5, 1999
Published: April 12, 1999

Deva Pattanayak and Arjun Yodh, "Diffuse optical 3D-slice imaging of bounded turbid media using a new integro-differential equation," Opt. Express 4, 231-240 (1999)

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