Mar 30, 2009, at 15:30
Mehmet Burcin Unlu , Tu and Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, UC Irvine
An Exotic Application of Seismic Interferometry in Medical Physics: Diffuse Optical Imaging Using Virtual Light Sources

Seismic interferometry deals with the creation of synthetic seismic measurements. Similar principles can be applied to optical imaging of thick tissue. We show that the optical diffusion Green's function between two detectors can be calculated by the combination of detector readings due to multiple point light sources. This allows the utilization of virtual light sources at the detector positions in diffuse optical imaging. To demonstrate the feasibility of the virtual source method, we performed simulations and a phantom experiment.

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