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Optical imaging in medicine .1. Experimental techniques

Hebden, JC; Arridge, SR; Delpy, DT; (1997) Optical imaging in medicine .1. Experimental techniques. PHYS MED BIOL , 42 (5) 825 - 840.

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Abstract

The overwhelming scatter which occurs when optical radiation propagates through tissue severely limits the ability to image internal structure using measurements of transmitted intensity. A broad range of methods has been proposed during the past decade or so in order to improve imaging performance. Direct methods involve isolating an unscattered or least-scattered component of transmitted scattered light. Indirect methods generally involve measuring some characteristic of the temporal distribution of transmitted light, or an equivalent in the frequency domain, and obtaining a computational solution to the inverse problem. In this paper, we review the experimental techniques which have been proposed in order to explore both direct and indirect imaging. The relative merits and limitations of the various experimental methods are discussed, and we consider the future directions and likelihood of success of optical imaging in medicine.

Type:Article
Title:Optical imaging in medicine .1. Experimental techniques
Keywords:HIGHLY SCATTERING MEDIA, SPATIAL-RESOLUTION PERFORMANCE, TIME-GATED TRANSILLUMINATION, THICK TURBID MEDIA, TRANS-ILLUMINATION, ELECTRONIC HOLOGRAPHY, COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, BIOLOGICAL TISSUES, PHOTON MIGRATION, POLARIZED-LIGHT
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Medical Physics and Bioengineering

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