9 October 1995 Resolution studies in diffusion tomography
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Abstract
In these resolution studies, a sophisticated version of the finite element method was used to model the time evolution of a laser pulse within a simulated medium. An array of 'detectors', placed in the medium, were used to measure the pulse intensity at a discrete set of points. As we will show in this report, the 'detectors' were able to resolve distortions in the pulse owing to two 1 mm diameter inclusions embedded in this otherwise homogeneous medium and separated by as little as 1 mm. Thus, the data from these detectors could, in principle, be employed by an algorithm designed to solve the inverse problem: the imaging, at 1 mm resolution, of inclusions based upon data from detectors placed, or surrounding, the medium.
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Thomas R. Lucas, Michael V. Klibanov, Robert M. Frank, "Resolution studies in diffusion tomography", Proc. SPIE 2570, Experimental and Numerical Methods for Solving Ill-Posed Inverse Problems: Medical and Nonmedical Applications, (9 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224162; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224162
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