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Three-dimensional diffuse optical imaging of finger joints based on simplified spherical harmonics approximated-radiative transport model
Author(s): Zhen Yuan; Qizhi Zhang; Eric Sobel; Huabei Jiang
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we present a simplified spherical approximated-radiative transport model-based reconstruction algorithm for three-dimensional diffuse optical tomography of finger joints. The reconstruction algorithm is tested and validated using a series of phantom experiments and in vivo data from healthy and osteoarthritic joints. In all the phantom and in vivo experiments, the absorption and scattering images are recovered using both the transport model and diffusion approximation based reconstruction algorithms. We observe that while both the diffusion and transport based algorithms can effectively image the finger joints, the transport model based can provide quantitatively improved reconstruction quality over the diffusion approximated based.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7174, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VIII, 71742D (12 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809577
Show Author Affiliations
Zhen Yuan, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Qizhi Zhang, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Eric Sobel, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Huabei Jiang, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7174:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VIII
Bruce J. Tromberg; Arjun G. Yodh; Mamoru Tamura; Eva M. Sevick-Muraca; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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