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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Ballistic imaging of biological media with collimated illumination and focal plane detection
Author(s): Barak Brezner; Sarah Cahen; Ziv Glasser; Shmuel Sternklar; Er’el Granot
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Paper Abstract

A simple, affordable method for imaging through biological tissue is investigated. The method consists of (1) imaging with a wavelength that has a relatively small scattering coefficient (1310 nm in this case) and (2) collimated illumination together with (3) focal plane detection to enhance the detection of the ballistic photons relative to the diffusive light. We demonstrate ballistic detection of an object immersed in a 1-cm-thick cuvette filled with 4% Intralipid, which is equivalent to ∼1 to 2 cm of skin tissue. With the same technology, a ballistic image of a 1-mm-wide object in 10-mm-thick chicken breast is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2015
PDF: 5 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(7) 076006 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.7.076006
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Barak Brezner, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Sarah Cahen, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Ziv Glasser, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Shmuel Sternklar, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Er’el Granot, Ariel Univ. (Israel)


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