Research Papers: Imaging

Three-dimensional surface reconstruction within noncontact diffuse optical tomography using structured light

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Kirstin Baum, Raimo Hartmann, Tobias Bischoff, Jan O. Oelerich, Stephan Finkensieper, Johannes T. Heverhagen

Philipps University Marburg, Department of Radiology, Baldingerstraße, 35043 Marburg, Germany

J. Biomed. Opt. 17(12), 126009 (Dec 03, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.17.12.126009
History: Received June 1, 2012; Revised November 13, 2012; Accepted November 13, 2012
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Abstract.  A main field in biomedical optics research is diffuse optical tomography, where intensity variations of the transmitted light traversing through tissue are detected. Mathematical models and reconstruction algorithms based on finite element methods and Monte Carlo simulations describe the light transport inside the tissue and determine differences in absorption and scattering coefficients. Precise knowledge of the sample’s surface shape and orientation is required to provide boundary conditions for these techniques. We propose an integrated method based on structured light three-dimensional (3-D) scanning that provides detailed surface information of the object, which is usable for volume mesh creation and allows the normalization of the intensity dispersion between surface and camera. The experimental setup is complemented by polarization difference imaging to avoid overlaying byproducts caused by inter-reflections and multiple scattering in semitransparent tissue.

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Kirstin Baum ; Raimo Hartmann ; Tobias Bischoff ; Jan O. Oelerich ; Stephan Finkensieper, et al.
"Three-dimensional surface reconstruction within noncontact diffuse optical tomography using structured light", J. Biomed. Opt. 17(12), 126009 (Dec 03, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.12.126009


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