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Three-dimensional diffuse optical tomography of the whole finger: a step toward full hand imaging
Author(s): Qizhi Zhang; Yiyong Tan; Zhen Yuan; Eric Sobel; Huabei Jiang
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Paper Abstract

Thus far optical imaging of the finger joints is limited to only one joint at a time. We have developed a CCD-based system that can image a whole finger, covering multiple joints. We show that the two joints of a volunteer's index finger can be imaged clearly and concurrently. The comparison of the optical images with the x-ray image of the same finger indicates that the recovered size of the whole finger, the bones and the two joint spaces are consistent with the findings from the x-ray. This study demonstrates a practicable system for full finger imaging and indicates the possibility of full hand imaging if a fast laser source scanning subsystem is integrated with the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7174, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VIII, 71740F (12 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809760
Show Author Affiliations
Qizhi Zhang, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Yiyong Tan, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Zhen Yuan, 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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