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Utilising the radiative transfer equation in quantitative photoacoustic tomography
Author(s): Tanja Tarvainen; Aki Pulkkinen; Ben T. Cox; Simon R. Arridge
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Paper Abstract

Quantitative photoacoustic tomography is an emerging imaging technique aimed at estimating optical parameters inside tissue from photoacoustic images. This optical parameter estimation problem is an ill-posed inverse problem, and thus it is sensitive to measurement and modelling errors. Therefore, light propagation in quantitative photoacoustic tomography needs to be accurately modelled. A widely accepted model for light propagation in biological tissue is the radiative transfer equation. In this work, the radiative transfer equation is utilised in quantitative photoacoustic tomography. Estimating absorption and scattering distributions in quantitative photoacoustic tomography using various illuminations is investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10064, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017, 100643E (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2249310
Show Author Affiliations
Tanja Tarvainen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Aki Pulkkinen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Ben T. Cox, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Simon R. Arridge, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10064:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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