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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 1999
  • pp: 263–269

Optical tomography using the SCIRun problem solving environment: Preliminary results for three-dimensional geometries and parallel processing

Martin Schweiger, Leonid Zhukov, Simon R. Arridge, and Christopher R. Johnson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 263-269 (1999)

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We present a 3D implementation of the UCL imaging package for absorption and scatter reconstruction from time-resolved data (TOAST), embedded in the SCIRun interactive simulation and visualization package developed at the University of Utah. SCIRun is a scientific programming environment that allows the interactive construction, debugging, and steering of large-scale scientific computations. While the capabilities of SCIRun’s interactive approach are not yet fully exploited in the current TOAST implementation, an immediate benefit of the combined TOAST/SCIRun package is the availability of optimized parallel finite element forward solvers, and the use of SCIRun’s existing 3D visualisation tools. A reconstruction of a segmented 3D head model is used as an example for demonstrating the capability of TOAST/SCIRun of simulating anatomically shaped meshes.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Biomedical diffuse optical tomography

Original Manuscript: March 2, 1999
Published: April 12, 1999

Martin Schweiger, Leonid Zhukov, Simon Arridge, and Christopher Johnson, "Optical tomography using the SCIRun problem solving environment: Preliminary results for three-dimensional geometries and parallel processing," Opt. Express 4, 263-269 (1999)

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