3 March 2017 Utilising the radiative transfer equation in quantitative photoacoustic tomography
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Quantitative photoacoustic tomography is an emerging imaging technique aimed at estimating optical parameters inside tissue from photoacoustic images. This optical parameter estimation problem is an ill-posed inverse problem, and thus it is sensitive to measurement and modelling errors. Therefore, light propagation in quantitative photoacoustic tomography needs to be accurately modelled. A widely accepted model for light propagation in biological tissue is the radiative transfer equation. In this work, the radiative transfer equation is utilised in quantitative photoacoustic tomography. Estimating absorption and scattering distributions in quantitative photoacoustic tomography using various illuminations is investigated.
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Tanja Tarvainen, Tanja Tarvainen, Aki Pulkkinen, Aki Pulkkinen, Ben T. Cox, Ben T. Cox, Simon R. Arridge, Simon R. Arridge, } "Utilising the radiative transfer equation in quantitative photoacoustic tomography", Proc. SPIE 10064, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017, 100643E (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2249310; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249310

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