Abstract

The development of near-infrared (NIR) optical imaging for biomedical optical imaging is hampered by the computational intensiveness of large-scale three-dimensional (3-D) image reconstruction and the potential lack of endogenous contrast for detection of relevant tissue features. In this contribution the inverse optical imaging problem is formulated in three dimensions in a noncompressive geometry as a simple-bound constrained minimization problem in order to recover the interior fluorescence properties of exogenous contrast agent from frequency-domain photon migration measurements at the boundary. The solution of the forward optical diffusion problem for the frustum shape containing fluorescence inclusions of 10:1 contrast is accomplished by use of the Galerkin finite-element formulation. The inverse approach employs the truncated Newton method with trust region and a modification of automatic reverse differentiation to speed the computation of the optimization problem. The image-reconstruction results confirm that the constrained minimization may offer a more logical approach for the 3-D optical imaging problem than unconstrained optimization.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (18)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription