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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2007

Image reconstruction scheme that combines modified Newton method and efficient initial guess estimation for optical tomography of finger joints

Zhen Yuan and Huabei Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 14, pp. 2757-2768 (2007)

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What we believe to be a novel 3D diffuse optical tomography scheme is developed to reconstruct images of both absorption and scattering coefficients of finger joint systems. Compared with our previous reconstruction method, the improved 3D algorithm employs both modified Newton methods and an enhanced initial value optimization scheme to recover the optical properties of highly heterogeneous media. The developed approach is tested using simulated, phantom, and in vivo measurement data. The recovered results suggest that the improved approach is able to provide quantitatively better images than our previous algorithm for optical tomography reconstruction.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: April 23, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Zhen Yuan and Huabei Jiang, "Image reconstruction scheme that combines modified Newton method and efficient initial guess estimation for optical tomography of finger joints," Appl. Opt. 46, 2757-2768 (2007)

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