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Adaptation and focusing of optode configurations for fluorescence optical tomography by experimental design methods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20210469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fluorescence tomography excites a fluorophore inside a sample by light sources on the surface. From boundary measurements of the fluorescent light, the distribution of the fluorophore is reconstructed. The optode placement determines the quality of the reconstructions in terms of, e.g., resolution and contrast-to-noise ratio. We address the adaptation of the measurement setup. The redundancy of the measurements is chosen as a quality criterion for the optodes and is computed from the Jacobian of the mathematical formulation of light propagation. The algorithm finds a subset with minimum redundancy in the measurements from a feasible pool of optodes. This allows biasing the design in order to favor reconstruction results inside a given region. Two different variations of the algorithm, based on geometric and arithmetic averaging, are compared. Both deliver similar optode configurations. The arithmetic averaging is slightly more stable, whereas the geometric averaging approach shows a better conditioning of the sensitivity matrix and mathematically corresponds more closely with entropy optimization. Adapted illumination and detector patterns are presented for an initial set of 96 optodes placed on a cylinder with focusing on different regions. Examples for the attenuation of fluorophore signals from regions outside the focus are given.
Manuel Freiberger; Christian Clason; Hermann Scharfetter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical optics     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1560-2281     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomed Opt     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-09     Completed Date:  2010-06-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9605853     Medline TA:  J Biomed Opt     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  016024     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graz University of Technology, Institute of Medical Engineering, Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Fluorescent Dyes / chemistry
Models, Theoretical*
Research Design
Spectrometry, Fluorescence / instrumentation*,  methods*
Tomography, Optical / instrumentation*,  methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorescent Dyes

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