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Tomographic images of biological materials using laser CT imaging system
Author(s): Donepudi Venkateswara Rao; Yoshiaki Sasaki; Tetsuya Yuasa; Takao Akatsuka
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Paper Abstract

Tomographic images of biological materials, for example, phantoms of Polyethylene, Polycarbonate, Nylon and Plexiglas with 10 mm diameter with internal bores of 2 to 5 mm diameter and length containing Intralipid-10% solution in various concentrations are obtained. The concentration is defined as the percentage of the volume of the Intralipd-10% against that of water, and the region of interest. In addition to these, the phantoms are filled with few other soft materials (external shell with internal soft material) and the images are obtained. The data acquisition and image reconstruction procedures of the laser CT system are similar to those of X-ray CT. The images are acceptably distinct. Based on experimental observation of the images, the present system can reconstruct images of small objects and soft materials in the trans-illumination mode. In addition, we have studied partially the dynamical properties of the embedded biological soft tissue of a snail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5368, Medical Imaging 2004: Physics of Medical Imaging, (6 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.534478
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Donepudi Venkateswara Rao, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiaki Sasaki, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuya Yuasa, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Takao Akatsuka, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5368:
Medical Imaging 2004: Physics of Medical Imaging
Martin J. Yaffe; Michael J. Flynn, Editor(s)

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