Abstract

We describe an experimental setup for time-resolved diffuse optical tomography that uses a seven-channel light guide to transmit scattered light to a streak camera. This setup permits the simultaneous measurement of the time profiles of photons reemitted at different boundary sites of the objects studied. The instrument, its main specifications, and detector-specific data analysis before image reconstruction are described. The instrumentation was tested with phantoms simulating biological tissue, and the absorption and reduced scattering images that were obtained are discussed.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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