Near infrared optical tomographic imaging of fluid containing tissues

A. H. Hielscher, G. Abdoulaev, A. Klose, A. Bluestone, J. Lasker

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    Abstract

    In recent years near-infrared optical tomographic imaging (OTI) has made big strides towards becoming a clinically relevant medical imaging modality. Imaging of dynamic changes in blood parameters, functional brain imaging, and breast imaging are the most advanced areas of application of this novel technique. In this study we focus on difficulties that are encountered when OTI is employed for imaging tissues that contain fluid-filled regions. Examples of such tissues are the brain, which contains low scattering cerebrospinal fluids, joints, which enclose translucent synovial fluids, and the maternal abdomen, which is filled with amniotic fluid. In these cases widely accepted image reconstruction schemes that rely on the diffusion approximation have limited applicability, and more advanced model-based iterative image reconstructions methods that make use of the equation of radiative transfer promise more accurate results.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages70-73
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)078037584X
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2002
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Washington, United States
    Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 10 2002

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
    Volume2002-January
    ISSN (Print)1945-7928
    ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

    Other

    OtherIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington
    Period7/7/027/10/02

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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