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Solution of the infrared tomography inverse problem
Author(s): Derek J. Smithies; Thomas E. Milner; J. Stuart Nelson; Dennis M. Goodman
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Paper Abstract

Infrared tomography is a non contact method to determine the size and position of port wine stain blood vessels from analysis of recorded infrared emission images immediately following pulsed laser irradiation. To develop a diagnostic tool for clinical use, infrared emission images from laser irradiated tissue have been simulated on a computer. Analysis of the simulated infrared emission images shows that size and position of the laser heated vessels can be predicted.

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Date Published: 7 May 1996
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2681, Laser-Tissue Interaction VII, (7 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239556
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Derek J. Smithies, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Thomas E. Milner, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Dennis M. Goodman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2681:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VII
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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