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Imaging of human tissue by optical tomography
Author(s): Randall Locke Barbour; Harry L. Graber; Jenghwa Chang
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Paper Abstract

In this report we consider the merits of optical methods for use as a nonionizing diagnostic imaging tool, in relation to current imaging methods, and we discuss critical issues needing further development. Evidence of feasibility of provided by recovery of inclusions embedded in an anatomically accurate 3D map of the breast derived from MRI data. In addition, progress toward developing a practical imaging system is given by description of a general-purpose imaging device. Also discussed is the potential for expanding the utility of optical methods by development of optical contrast agents sensitive to different metabolic states, and for extending the utility of optical methods beyond diagnosis to create new strategies for rational therapeutic intervention.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3171, Computational, Experimental, and Numerical Methods for Solving Ill-Posed Inverse Imaging Problems: Medical and Nonmedical Applications, (9 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294241
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Randall Locke Barbour, SUNY/Brooklyn (United States)
Harry L. Graber, SUNY/Brooklyn (United States)
Jenghwa Chang, SUNY/Brooklyn (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3171:
Computational, Experimental, and Numerical Methods for Solving Ill-Posed Inverse Imaging Problems: Medical and Nonmedical Applications
Randall Locke Barbour; Mark J. Carvlin; Michael A. Fiddy, Editor(s)

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