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A hybrid P1-DP0 diffusion theory for optical imaging
Author(s): Kai Liu; Jie Tian; Chenghu Qin; Dan Liu; Xin Yang; Min Xu
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Paper Abstract

In optical imaging, although the standard P1 diffusion theory is widely used, its angular flux at boundary is discontinuous, and this model is not incapable of exactly modeling light transport in biological tissue with partially-reflective boundary. In this work, we present a hybrid P1-DP0 (P1 spherical harmonics-double DP0 spherical harmonics) diffusion theory in 3D environment, which effectively interpolates between the P1 and DP0 approximation by a space-dependent weight factor α(r) that controls the local angular approximation. Comparing to the P1 model, the solutions of our model are consistently accurate over a broad range of optical properties. Moreover, with the same reduced scattering and absorption properties, the hybrid model for high anisotropic scattering which is the common case for mammal tissue is more accurate than the low one. Finally, this theory is validated by Monte Carlo simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7262, Medical Imaging 2009: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, 72622E (27 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811356
Show Author Affiliations
Kai Liu, Institute of Automation (China)
Jie Tian, Institute of Automation (China)
Chenghu Qin, Institute of Automation (China)
Dan Liu, Institute of Automation (China)
Xin Yang, Institute of Automation (China)
Min Xu, Institute of Automation (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7262:
Medical Imaging 2009: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
Xiaoping P. Hu; Anne V. Clough, Editor(s)

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