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Ultraweak bioluminescence imaging and image processing
Author(s): Tianming Chen; Susheng Wang; Qin Li; Xin Yu
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Paper Abstract

A photon counting imaging system which can detect emission down to the order of 1 counts cm-2 sec-1 (at the photocathode) has been developed, and it has been used to obtain the ultraweak bioluminescence images of a living Kunming mouse. In this paper, we give statistical analysis for calculation of the photon distribution in images obtained, and we use Chi-square ((chi) 2) statistic to get signal and noise distribution to process these images. It has been proved that the imaging system has the ability in detecting ultraweak bioluminescence of animals, and the statistical method for image processing can effectively increase the signal/noise ratio and improve the image quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2894, Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Applications, (25 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252123
Show Author Affiliations
Tianming Chen, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Susheng Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Qin Li, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Xin Yu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2894:
Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Applications
William G. D. Frederick; Junhong Su; Marc Wigdor, Editor(s)

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