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Hierarchical clustering method for improved prostate cancer imaging in diffuse optical tomography
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the feasibility of trans-rectal near infrared (NIR) based diffuse optical tomography (DOT) for early detection of prostate cancer using a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) compatible imaging probe. For this purpose, we designed a TRUS-compatible, NIR-based image system (780nm), in which the photo diodes were placed on the trans-rectal probe. DC signals were recorded and used for estimating the absorption coefficient. We validated the system using laboratory phantoms. For further improvement, we also developed a hierarchical clustering method (HCM) to improve the accuracy of image reconstruction with limited prior information. We demonstrated the method using computer simulations laboratory phantom experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8578, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X, 85781K (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005105
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Venkaiah C. Kavuri, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Hanli Liu, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8578:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X
Bruce J. Tromberg; Arjun G. Yodh; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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