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9 July 2009 Fiber bundle based fluorescence tomography system for human breast imaging
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Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (FT) is a promising molecular imaging technique that can spatially resolve both fluorophore concentration and lifetime parameters. In this phantom study, we built a photo-multiplier tube (PMT) based single detection system that uses fiber bundles to collect light. Measurements were acquired both with a 1 mm diameter single fiber and a 6 mm diameter fiber bundle using the very same detection unit for comparison purposes. We demonstratethat the fluorescence concentration and lifetime can be well recovered for 6 mm diameter objects deeply embedded in an 80 mm diameter breast-sized phantom when the fiber bundle is utilized.
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Yuting Lin, Orhan Nalcioglu, and Gultekin Gulsen "Fiber bundle based fluorescence tomography system for human breast imaging", Proc. SPIE 7371, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV, 737108 (9 July 2009);

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