Fluorescence Imaging Using Transport–Theory–Based Imaging Operators

J. Chang et al. (1995)


We derive a linear operator, based on transport theory, for imaging fluorophore concentrations. The elements of the weight matrix of the resulting system are calculated from results of Monte Carlo simulations. Experimental data were collected by irradiating a cylindrical phantom containing two fluorophore–filled balloons with laser light. The reconstruction results show that good quality images can be obtained, with both embedded objects accurately located.