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Chrono-coherent imaging for medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2606497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a new method for imaging with visible and near visible light inside media, such as tissues, which have strong light scattering. The chrono-coherent imaging (CCI) method is demonstrated in this paper for a transmission geometry where an absorbing object is completely hidden from normal visual observation by light scattering of the media. The resultant images are most similar to X rays, with cumulative transmission showing absorption features and refractive index differences in the media. We discuss laser coherence properties, coherence measurements, the relation of CCI to light-inflight holography, holographic film properties relevant to CCI, a particular optical setup for CCI, the results of a demonstration experiment imaging an absorbing object hidden by light scattering, and an experiment to estimate the clinical applicability of CCI.
K G Spears; J Serafin; N H Abramson; X M Zhu; H Bjelkhagen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0018-9294     ISO Abbreviation:  IEEE Trans Biomed Eng     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-13     Completed Date:  1990-02-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0012737     Medline TA:  IEEE Trans Biomed Eng     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1210-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
Holography / methods*
Lasers / diagnostic use*
Models, Structural
Optics and Photonics

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