The optical performance of a volume scanner is analyzed using modelling software. The
existence of an embedded scattering volume with a 2.5% difference in scattering coefficient from the
host media may be detected.
Non-invasive optical screening mammography has a significant barrier in the extreme scatter of human tissue at optical wavelengths. A volume scanner suited for high numerical aperture capture of scattered light from diffuse media has been designed, modelled using Trace Pro software and experimentally constructed. Modelling results indicate the presence of an embedded volume with different scatter properties from the bulk yields a measurable difference in the overall scatter pattern and intensity recorded. Work towards a full tomographic reconstruction from scattered light recorded on the two dimensional array detector is currently underway.
Optical imaging through complex biological media remains a very challenging task due to the extremely high scattering
experienced. A new design scanner is proposed and modelled which images scatter spatio-temporally. Modeling
confirms the performance of the design. The inversion algorithm to reconstruct the scattering object remains as future