17 February 2014 Novel fusion for hybrid optical/microcomputed tomography imaging based on natural light surface reconstruction and iterated closest point
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Proceedings Volume 8937, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging IX; 893713 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038691
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
In mathematics, optical molecular imaging including bioluminescence tomography (BLT), fluorescence tomography (FMT) and Cerenkov luminescence tomography (CLT) are concerned with a similar inverse source problem. They all involve the reconstruction of the 3D location of a single/multiple internal luminescent/fluorescent sources based on 3D surface flux distribution. To achieve that, an accurate fusion between 2D luminescent/fluorescent images and 3D structural images that may be acquired form micro-CT, MRI or beam scanning is extremely critical. However, the absence of a universal method that can effectively convert 2D optical information into 3D makes the accurate fusion challengeable. In this study, to improve the fusion accuracy, a new fusion method for dual-modality tomography (luminescence/fluorescence and micro-CT) based on natural light surface reconstruction (NLSR) and iterated closest point (ICP) was presented. It consisted of Octree structure, exact visual hull from marching cubes and ICP. Different from conventional limited projection methods, it is 360° free-space registration, and utilizes more luminescence/fluorescence distribution information from unlimited multi-orientation 2D optical images. A mouse mimicking phantom (one XPM-2 Phantom Light Source, XENOGEN Corporation) and an in-vivo BALB/C mouse with implanted one luminescent light source were used to evaluate the performance of the new fusion method. Compared with conventional fusion methods, the average error of preset markers was improved by 0.3 and 0.2 pixels from the new method, respectively. After running the same 3D internal light source reconstruction algorithm of the BALB/C mouse, the distance error between the actual and reconstructed internal source was decreased by 0.19 mm.
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Nannan Ning, Nannan Ning, Jie Tian, Jie Tian, Xia Liu, Xia Liu, Kexin Deng, Kexin Deng, Ping Wu, Ping Wu, Bo Wang, Bo Wang, Kun Wang, Kun Wang, Xibo Ma, Xibo Ma, } "Novel fusion for hybrid optical/microcomputed tomography imaging based on natural light surface reconstruction and iterated closest point", Proc. SPIE 8937, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging IX, 893713 (17 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038691
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