Recent advances in optical tomographic image reconstruction

Andreas H. Hielscher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The most accurate image reconstruction schemes are based on the equation of radiative transfer (ERT). The accuracy comes at the price of long computation times. Besides a general overview on how to implement ERT-based reconstruction algorithms, we focus on various method that accelerated the image reconstruction process. PDE-constrained algorithms, SPN methods, parametric reconstruction techniques, multi-spectral inverse schems, as well as domaindecomposition and parallel-programming approaches will be discussed. Practical examples encountered in clinical and preclinical imaging such as monitoring of tumor growth and regression as well as arthritic disease progression will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008
StatePublished - 2008
EventBiomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008 - St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2008Mar 19 2008


OtherBiomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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