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Laser imaging for clinical applications
Author(s): John P. Van Houten; Wai-Fung Cheong; Eben L. Kermit; Richard A. King; Stanley D. Spilman; David A. Benaron
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Paper Abstract

Medical optical imaging (MOI) uses light emitted into opaque tissues in order to determine the interior structure and chemical content. These optical techniques have been developed in an attempt to prospectively identify impending brain injuries before they become irreversible, thus allowing injury to be avoided or minimized. Optical imaging and spectroscopy center around the simple idea that light passes through the body in small amounts, and emerges bearing clues about tissues through which it passed. Images can be reconstructed from such data, and this is the basis of optical tomography. Over the past few years, techniques have been developed to allow construction of images from such optical data at the bedside. We have used a time-of-flight system reported earlier to monitor oxygenation and image hemorrhage in neonatal brain. This article summarizes the problems that we believe can be addressed by such techniques, and reports on some of our early results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2390, Optical Biophysics, (30 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206000
Show Author Affiliations
John P. Van Houten, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Wai-Fung Cheong, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Eben L. Kermit, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Richard A. King, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanley D. Spilman, Stanford Univ. (United States)
David A. Benaron, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2390:
Optical Biophysics
Halina Podbielska, Editor(s)

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