Three-dimensional image reconstruction of human finger joints

Alexander D. Klose, Rong Song, Alexander K. Scheelf, Uwe Netz, Jürgen Beuthan, Andreas H. Hielscher

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We have developed a three-dimensional image reconstruction algorithm to recover the spatial distribution of optical properties in human finger joints for early diagnosis and mon{reversed not sign}itoring of rheumatoid arthritis. An optimization method iteratively employs a light propagation model based on the equation of radiative transfer for recovering the unknown absorption and scattering coefficient distribution for near-infrared light inside the joint tissue. We show three-dimensional image reconstruction results of finger joints and compare them to two-dimensional images of previous studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIO 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528071, 9781557528070
StatePublished - 2006
EventBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIO 2006 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2006Mar 19 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIO 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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