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Independent component analysis for three-dimensional optical imaging and localization of a fluorescent contrast agent target embedded in a slab of ex vivo human breast tissue
Author(s): M. Alrubaiee; M. Xu; S. K. Gayen; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

An innovative approach for three-dimensional localization and characterization of a fluorescent target embedded in a turbid medium is presented. The target was a ~4-mm diameter glass sphere with a solution of indocyanine green placed within a 50-mm thick tissuelike phantom with mean free path of ~1-mm at 784-nm and a ~ 26-mm thick ex vivo breast tissue slab. The experimental approach uses a multi-source illumination, and a multi-detector signal acquisition scheme. An analysis scheme based on the independent component analysis from information theory is used for target localization and characterization. Independent component analysis of the perturbation in the spatial intensity distribution of the fluorescent signal measured on the exit plane of the turbid medium locates the embedded objects. The location and size, of the embedded objects are obtained from a Green's function analysis and back-projection Fourier transform of the retrieved independent components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5859, Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging II, 585919 (8 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632875
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M. Alrubaiee, The City College of New York (United States)
M. Xu, The City College of New York (United States)
S. K. Gayen, The City College of New York (United States)
R. R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5859:
Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging II
Kai Licha; Rinaldo Cubeddu, Editor(s)

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