1 May 2007 Combined magnetic resonance and bioluminescence imaging of live mice
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 12(3), 034018 (2007). doi:10.1117/1.2745298
We perform combined magnetic resonance and bioluminescence imaging of live mice for the purpose of improving the accuracy of bioluminescence tomography. The imaging is performed on three live nude mice in which tritium-powered light sources are surgically implanted. High-resolution magnetic resonance images and multispectral, multiview bioluminescence images are acquired in the same session. An anatomical model is constructed by segmenting the magnetic resonance images for all major tissues. The model is subsequently registered with nonlinear transformations to the 3-D light exittance (exiting intensity) surface map generated from the luminescence images. A Monte Carlo algorithm, along with a set of tissue optical properties obtained from in vivo measurements, is used to solve the forward problem. The measured and simulated light exittance images are found to differ by a factor of up to 2. The greatest cause of this moderate discrepancy is traced to the small errors in source positioning, and to a lesser extent to the optical properties used for the tissues. Discarding the anatomy and using a homogeneous model leads to a marginally worse agreement between the simulated and measured data.
Mathieu Allard, Daniel Coté, Lorinda Davidson, Jun Dazai, Mark Henkelman, "Combined magnetic resonance and bioluminescence imaging of live mice," Journal of Biomedical Optics 12(3), 034018 (1 May 2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2745298


Monte Carlo methods

Magnetic resonance imaging



Optical properties


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