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Image reconstruction of optical tomographic data from a highly scattering medium
Author(s): Junwon Lee; Donald W. Wilson; Harrison H. Barrett; Arthur F. Gmitro
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Paper Abstract

Recently new technologies for detecting biomolecules have been developed and are opening a new era of medical imaging. Chemiluminescence and fluorescence are emerging as promising tools for these tasks. These molecules emit optical photons that can be observed outside the body. Unfortunately, they are heavily scattered and absorbed in biological tissue. This is an obstacle for determining a way of mapping an original source distribution. In order to overcome this obstacle, we suggest a new concept, Optical Emission Computed Tomography and test its feasibility with computer simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4320, Medical Imaging 2001: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.430909
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Junwon Lee, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Donald W. Wilson, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Harrison H. Barrett, Univ. of Arizona and Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Arthur F. Gmitro, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4320:
Medical Imaging 2001: Physics of Medical Imaging
Larry E. Antonuk; Martin Joel Yaffe, Editor(s)

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