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Theoretical study of the detection of activated position in cerebral cortex from NIR signal
Author(s): Yoshihiko Kashio; Eiji Okada
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Paper Abstract

Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and imaging have been applied to measure oxygenation change in the brain. Multi- channel NIR system can obtain topographic image of brain function. However poor spatial resolution due to tissue scattering is serious problem of NIR imaging. In this study, we propose a simple method to estimate the center of the absorption change in the brain from the signal detected with multi-channel NIR system. The theoretical analysis of photon measurement density functions for the adjoining source- detector pairs in multi-channel NIR system suggests that the difference in intensity between the adjoining source- detector pairs almost linearly relates with the position of the absorption perturbation. The proposed method to estimate the center of the absorption change in the brain is evaluated by using three layered head model. The estimated position is almost consistent with the center of the absorption change. In case where the broad absorption change occurred close to the edge of the measuring region, the estimated position tends to be shifted inward of the measuring region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4250, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434483
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Yoshihiko Kashio, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Eiji Okada, Keio Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4250:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano; Bruce J. Tromberg; Mamoru Tamura; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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