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Optical tomography: Development of a new medical imaging modality

Hebden, JC; (1998) Optical tomography: Development of a new medical imaging modality. In: Brandan, ME and Corral, GH and OrtegaMartinez, R, (eds.) MEDICAL PHYSICS. (pp. 79 - 90). AMER INST PHYSICS

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Abstract

The demonstrated success of near-infrared spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool in medicine has encouraged physicists to pursue the development of an imaging technique based on the transmittance of optical wavelengths through tissue. Potential clinical applications include a means of detecting breast disease, and a cerebral imaging modality for mapping oxygenation and haemodynamics in the brain of newborn infants. Imaging of tissues with light is severely restricted by the overwhelming scatter which occurs when optical radiation propagates through tissue. However, recent innovations in technology and the development of new tomographic reconstruction procedures suggest that a clinically viable imaging modality is achievable. In this paper the recent progress in this field of research is reviewed, and the prospects for ultimate success are discussed.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Optical tomography: Development of a new medical imaging modality
Event: 2nd Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics
Location: UNIV NACL AUTONOMA MEXICO, SCH SCI, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Dates: 1998-02-26 - 1998-02-28
ISBN: 1-56396-807-X
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/53644
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