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Imaging of diffusing media by a progressive iterative backprojection method using time-domain data
Author(s): Randall Locke Barbour; Harry L. Graber; Jack Lubowsky; Raphael Aronson; Bidyut Baran Das; Kwong Mow Yoo; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

A method for the reconstruction of 3-D images of the interior of dense scattering media, based on the analysis of time-resolved backscattered signals is described. The method evaluates a linear perturbation equation by a progressive iterative backprojection scheme. A key feature of the method is the use of weighting functions which estimate the impact that absorption of photons in the interior have on the response of detectors located at the surface. Examples of reconstructed images shown are based on the analysis of simulated data for multilayered media and simulated and experimental data for media containing finite-volume absorbers. These results contain features which indicate that images having high resolution are obtainable even in the limiting case where the view angle is restricted to only backscattered signals and the absorption contrast across an interior boundary is 1%. A general scheme, similar to a layer- stripping approach, is described for the case where signals emerging about a target are measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1641, Physiological Monitoring and Early Detection Diagnostic Methods, (6 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59370
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Randall Locke Barbour, SUNY/Brooklyn Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Harry L. Graber, SUNY/Brooklyn Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Jack Lubowsky, SUNY/Brooklyn Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Raphael Aronson, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)
Bidyut Baran Das, City College/CUNY (United States)
Kwong Mow Yoo, City College/CUNY (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, City College/CUNY (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1641:
Physiological Monitoring and Early Detection Diagnostic Methods
Thomas S. Mang, Editor(s)

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