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Improvement of absorption and scattering discrimination by selection of sensitive points on temporal profile in diffuse optical tomography

Farouk Nouizi, Murielle Torregrossa, Renee Chabrier, and Patrick Poulet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12843-12854 (2011)

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We present a new method allowing the reconstruction of 3D time-domain diffuse optical tomography images, based on the time-dependent diffusion equation and an iterative algorithm (ART) using specific points on the temporal profiles. The first advantage of our method versus the full time-resolved scheme consists in considerably reducing the inverse problem resolution time. Secondly, in the presence of scattering heterogeneities, our method provides images of better quality comparatively to classical methods using full-time data or the first moments of the profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2011
Published: June 17, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Farouk Nouizi, Murielle Torregrossa, Renee Chabrier, and Patrick Poulet, "Improvement of absorption and scattering discrimination by selection of sensitive points on temporal profile in diffuse optical tomography," Opt. Express 19, 12843-12854 (2011)

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