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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Adaptation and focusing of optode configurations for fluorescence optical tomography by experimental design methods
Author(s): Manuel Freiberger; Christian Clason; Hermann Scharfetter

Paper Abstract

Fluorescence tomography excites a fluorophore inside a sample by light sources on the surface. From boundary measurements of the fluorescent light, the distribution of the fluorophore is reconstructed. The optode placement determines the quality of the reconstructions in terms of, e.g., resolution and contrast-to-noise ratio. We address the adaptation of the measurement setup. The redundancy of the measurements is chosen as a quality criterion for the optodes and is computed from the Jacobian of the mathematical formulation of light propagation. The algorithm finds a subset with minimum redundancy in the measurements from a feasible pool of optodes. This allows biasing the design in order to favor reconstruction results inside a given region. Two different variations of the algorithm, based on geometric and arithmetic averaging, are compared. Both deliver similar optode configurations. The arithmetic averaging is slightly more stable, whereas the geometric averaging approach shows a better conditioning of the sensitivity matrix and mathematically corresponds more closely with entropy optimization. Adapted illumination and detector patterns are presented for an initial set of 96 optodes placed on a cylinder with focusing on different regions. Examples for the attenuation of fluorophore signals from regions outside the focus are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2010
PDF: 10 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(1) 016024 doi: 10.1117/1.3316405
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Manuel Freiberger, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)
Christian Clason
Hermann Scharfetter, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)

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