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Improvement of the background optical property reconstruction of the two-layered slab sample based on a region-stepwise-reconstruction method
Author(s): Ming Liu; Zhuanping Qin; Mengyu Jia; Huijuan Zhao; Feng Gao
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Paper Abstract

Two-layered slab is a rational simplified sample to the near-infrared functional brain imaging using diffuse optical tomography (DOT).The quality of reconstructed images is substantially affected by the accuracy of the background optical properties. In this paper, region step wise reconstruction method is proposed for reconstructing the background optical properties of the two-layered slab sample with the known geometric information based on continuous wave (CW) DOT. The optical properties of the top and bottom layers are respectively reconstructed utilizing the different source-detector-separation groups according to the depth of maximum brain sensitivity of the source-detector-separation. We demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method and investigate the application range of the source-detector-separation groups by the numerical simulations. The numerical simulation results indicate the proposed method can effectively reconstruct the background optical properties of two-layered slab sample. The relative reconstruction errors are less than 10% when the thickness of the top layer is approximate 10mm. The reconstruction of target caused by brain activation is investigated with the reconstructed optical properties as well. The quantitativeness ratio of the ROI is about 80% which is higher than that of the conventional method. The spatial resolution of the reconstructions (R) with two targets is investigated, and it demonstrates R with the proposed method is better than that with the conventional method as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9305, Optical Techniques in Neurosurgery, Neurophotonics, and Optogenetics II, 93051X (10 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077371
Show Author Affiliations
Ming Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zhuanping Qin, Tianjin Univ. of Technology and Education (China)
Mengyu Jia, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Huijuan Zhao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Tianjin Key Lab. of Biomedical Detecting Techniques and Instruments (China)
Feng Gao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Tianjin Key Lab. of Biomedical Detecting Techniques and Instruments (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9305:
Optical Techniques in Neurosurgery, Neurophotonics, and Optogenetics II
Henry Hirschberg; E. Duco Jansen; Samarendra K. Mohanty; Nitish V. Thakor; Qingming Luo; Steen J. Madsen, Editor(s)

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