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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1701–1703

Noncontact optical tomography of turbid media

Ralf B. Schulz, Jorge Ripoll, and Vasilis Ntziachristos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 18, pp. 1701-1703 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001701


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Abstract

Optical tomography of turbid media has so far been limited by systems that require fixed geometries or measurements employing fibers. We present a system that records noncontact optical measurements from diffuse media of arbitrary shapes and retrieves the three-dimensional surface information of the diffuse medium. We further present a novel method of combining this composite data set and obtain accurate fluorescence reconstructions. This approach offers significant experimental simplicity and yields high-information-content datasets. The performance of this novel tomographic approach is demonstrated with experimental reconstructions of phantoms.

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OCIS Codes
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

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Ralf B. Schulz, Jorge Ripoll, and Vasilis Ntziachristos, "Noncontact optical tomography of turbid media," Opt. Lett. 28, 1701-1703 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-18-1701


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