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Optical tomography breast imaging
Author(s): Richard J. Grable; David Rohler; Sastry Kla
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Paper Abstract

Breast imaging using computed optical tomography (COT) is an advanced form of medical optical imaging (MOI). X-ray tomography techniques are documented. COT is somewhat documented, but implementation of the concepts to create a practical, clinically useful imaging device has only recently been accomplished. The first step, building a data collection device incorporating a near infrared laser to acquire data in a reasonable time and with no biological hazard, has been accomplished. The luxury of straight-line propagation of x- rays is not applicable to COT. The next step, developing a reconstruction algorithm using data acquired from a turbid media to produce a clinically useful image in an acceptable time, has been accomplished and is being refined. Clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of the computed tomography laser mammography (CTLM) system is underway at two locations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1997
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2979, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280266
Show Author Affiliations
Richard J. Grable, Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (United States)
David Rohler, Plexar Associates,Inc. (United States)
Sastry Kla, Plexar Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2979:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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