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Image quality in optical imaging by time-correlated single photon-counting technique
Author(s): M. Mormile; R. Esposito; R. Romano; M. Lepore; P. L. Indovina
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Paper Abstract

Theoretical and experimental investigations on image quality are extremely important in optical imaging in order to better define the role of optical techniques in medical diagnostics. Today time-resolved laser transillumination can be considered a good candidate as an alternative and/or auxiliary technique in medical diagnostic field. The intrinsic quality of an image is related to the concepts of spatial resolution, noise and contrast. A common method to measure these parameters is by using Edge Response Function measurements with a black mask. We investigated these parameters using an experimental apparatus mainly composed by a picosecond solid-state laser and a time-correlated single photon-counting system. The investigated samples were suspensions of Intralipid 10% with distilled water in which a black mask was inserted and bidimensional scanning were performed. The experimental data were analyzed in order to get information on the above-mentioned image quality parameters. For spatial resolution a comparison with random walk predictions has been attempted. The results of this study can be particularly useful in identifying the best working conditions and in improving teh performance of image reconstruction algorithms since the clinical prototypes of optical mammogrpahers nowadays under pre-clinical investigation adopt time-correlated single photon-counting technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5850, Advanced Laser Technologies 2004, (7 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633537
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M. Mormile, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)
R. Esposito, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)
R. Romano, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)
M. Lepore, Seconda Univ. di Napoli (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)
P. L. Indovina, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5850:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2004
Ivan A. Shcherbakov; Anna Giardini; Vitali I. Konov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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