Application of Transport Theory to Infra-Red Medical Imaging

R. Aronson (1989)


We discuss the principles of a potential imaging scheme which makes use of reflected radiation in the near infrared region and is intended for a broad spectrum of clinical applications. The object is to detect and image regions of anomalous absorption, which give information about physiological function. We describe Monte Carlo procedures used to simulate the process and give computed results for weight functions. Computed images of simulated absorbers are also presented. We discuss possible applications.