Abstract

Optical tomography is modelled as an inverse problem for the time-dependent linear transport equation. We decompose the linearized residual operator of the problem into absorption and scattering transport sensitivity functions. We show that the adjoint linearized residual operator has a similar physical meaning in optical tomography as the ‘backprojection’ operator in x-ray tomography. In this interpretation, the geometric patterns onto which the residuals are backprojected are given by the same absorption and scattering transport sensitivity functions which decompose the forward residual operator. Moreover, the ‘backtransport’ procedure, which has been introduced in an earlier paper by the author, can then be interpreted as an efficient scheme for ‘backprojecting’ all (filtered) residuals corresponding to one source position simultaneously into the parameter space by just solving one adjoint transport problem. Numerical examples of absorption and scattering transport sensitivity functions for various situations (including applications with voids) are presented.

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[Crossref]

1998 (1)

O. Dorn, “A transport-backtransport method for optical tomography,” Inverse Problems 14, 1107–1130 (1998)
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

1996 (1)

L. Ryzhik, G. Papanicolaou, and J. B. Keller, “Transport equations for elastic and other waves in random media,” Wave Motion 24, 327–370 (1996)
[Crossref]

1995 (4)

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

1977 (1)

Arridge, S. R.

S. R. Arridge, H. Dehgani, M. Schweiger, and E. Okada, “The Finite Element Model for the Propagation of Light in Scattering Media: A Direct Method for Domains with Non-Scattering Regions,” Medical Physics,  27 (1), 252–264 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

S. R. Arridge, “Optical tomography in medical imaging,” Inverse Problems 15 (2), R41–R93 (1999)
[Crossref]

E. Okada, M. Firbank, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, M. Cope, and D. T. Delpy, “Theoretical and experimental investigation of near-infrared light propagation in a model of the adult head,” Appl. Opt. 36 (1), 21–31 (1997)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. R. Arridge and M. Schweiger, “Photon-measurement density functions. Part II: Finite-element-method calculations,” Appl. Opt. 34 (31), 8026–8037 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. R. Arridge, “Photon-measurement density functions. Part I: Analytical forms,” Appl. Opt. 34 (34), 7395–7409 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

Boas, D.

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bonner, R. F.

Brooks, C. A.

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Case, K. M.

K. M. Case and P. F. Zweifel, “Linear Transport Theory” (Plenum Press, New York, 1967)

Chance, B.

Chandrasekhar, S.

S. Chandrasekhar, “Radiative Transfer” (Dover, New York, 1960)

Colak, S. B.

Cope, M.

Dehgani, H.

S. R. Arridge, H. Dehgani, M. Schweiger, and E. Okada, “The Finite Element Model for the Propagation of Light in Scattering Media: A Direct Method for Domains with Non-Scattering Regions,” Medical Physics,  27 (1), 252–264 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dehghani, H.

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

Delpy, D. T.

Dierkes, T.

T. Dierkes, “Rekonstruktionsverfahren zur optischen Tomographie,” Thesis, Preprints “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik” 16/00-N, Münster (2000)

Dorn, O.

O. Dorn, “A transport-backtransport method for optical tomography,” Inverse Problems 14, 1107–1130 (1998)
[Crossref]

O. Dorn, “Das inverse Transportproblem in der Lasertomographie,” Thesis, Preprints “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik” 7/97-N, Münster (1997)

Feng, S.

Firbank, M.

Frank, R. M.

M. V. Klibanov, T. R. Lucas, and R. M. Frank, “A fast and accurate imaging algorithm in optical/diffusion tomography,” Inverse Problems 13, 1341–1361 (1997)
[Crossref]

Gandjbakhche, A. H.

Gaudette, R. J.

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gaudette, T.

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Haselgrove, J. C.

Hooft, G. W. ’t.

Kaipio, J. P.

V. Kolehmainen, S. R. Arridge, W. R. B. Lionheart, M. Vauhkonen, and J. P. Kaipio, “Recovery of region boundaries of piecewise constant coefficients of an elliptic PDE from boundary data” Inverse Problems 15, 1375–1391 (1999)
[Crossref]

Kaltenbach, J. P.

J. P. Kaltenbach and M. Kaschke, “Frequency and Time-Domain Modelling of Light Transport in Random Media,” in:G. Müller (ed.): Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring (1993)

Kaschke, M.

J. P. Kaltenbach and M. Kaschke, “Frequency and Time-Domain Modelling of Light Transport in Random Media,” in:G. Müller (ed.): Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring (1993)

Keller, J. B.

L. Ryzhik, G. Papanicolaou, and J. B. Keller, “Transport equations for elastic and other waves in random media,” Wave Motion 24, 327–370 (1996)
[Crossref]

M. Moscoso, J. B. Keller, and G. Papanicolaou, “Depolarization and blurring of optical images by biological tissues,” to appear in J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2000)

Kilmer, M. E.

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Klibanov, M. V.

M. V. Klibanov, T. R. Lucas, and R. M. Frank, “A fast and accurate imaging algorithm in optical/diffusion tomography,” Inverse Problems 13, 1341–1361 (1997)
[Crossref]

Kolehmainen, V.

V. Kolehmainen, S. R. Arridge, W. R. B. Lionheart, M. Vauhkonen, and J. P. Kaipio, “Recovery of region boundaries of piecewise constant coefficients of an elliptic PDE from boundary data” Inverse Problems 15, 1375–1391 (1999)
[Crossref]

Leigh, J. S.

Lionheart, W. R. B.

V. Kolehmainen, S. R. Arridge, W. R. B. Lionheart, M. Vauhkonen, and J. P. Kaipio, “Recovery of region boundaries of piecewise constant coefficients of an elliptic PDE from boundary data” Inverse Problems 15, 1375–1391 (1999)
[Crossref]

Lucas, T. R.

M. V. Klibanov, T. R. Lucas, and R. M. Frank, “A fast and accurate imaging algorithm in optical/diffusion tomography,” Inverse Problems 13, 1341–1361 (1997)
[Crossref]

Melissen, J. B. M.

Miller, E. L.

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Moscoso, M.

M. Moscoso, J. B. Keller, and G. Papanicolaou, “Depolarization and blurring of optical images by biological tissues,” to appear in J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2000)

Natterer, F.

F. Natterer and F. Wübbeling, “A propagation-backpropagation method for ultrasound tomography,” Inverse Problems 11, 1225–1232 (1995)
[Crossref]

F. Natterer, “The Mathematics of Computerized Tomography” (Stuttgart, Teubner, 1986)

F. Natterer, “Numerical Solution of Bilinear Inverse Problems,” Preprints “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik” 19/96-N, Münster (1996)

Nieto-Vesperinas, M.

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

Okada, E.

S. R. Arridge, H. Dehgani, M. Schweiger, and E. Okada, “The Finite Element Model for the Propagation of Light in Scattering Media: A Direct Method for Domains with Non-Scattering Regions,” Medical Physics,  27 (1), 252–264 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

E. Okada, M. Firbank, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, M. Cope, and D. T. Delpy, “Theoretical and experimental investigation of near-infrared light propagation in a model of the adult head,” Appl. Opt. 36 (1), 21–31 (1997)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Paasschens, J. C. J.

Papanicolaou, G.

L. Ryzhik, G. Papanicolaou, and J. B. Keller, “Transport equations for elastic and other waves in random media,” Wave Motion 24, 327–370 (1996)
[Crossref]

M. Moscoso, J. B. Keller, and G. Papanicolaou, “Depolarization and blurring of optical images by biological tissues,” to appear in J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2000)

Papanioannou, D. G.

Riley, J.

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

Ripoll, J.

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

Ryzhik, L.

L. Ryzhik, G. Papanicolaou, and J. B. Keller, “Transport equations for elastic and other waves in random media,” Wave Motion 24, 327–370 (1996)
[Crossref]

Schmitt, J. M.

Schomberg, H.

Schotland, J. C.

Schweiger, M.

S. R. Arridge, H. Dehgani, M. Schweiger, and E. Okada, “The Finite Element Model for the Propagation of Light in Scattering Media: A Direct Method for Domains with Non-Scattering Regions,” Medical Physics,  27 (1), 252–264 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

E. Okada, M. Firbank, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, M. Cope, and D. T. Delpy, “Theoretical and experimental investigation of near-infrared light propagation in a model of the adult head,” Appl. Opt. 36 (1), 21–31 (1997)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. R. Arridge and M. Schweiger, “Photon-measurement density functions. Part II: Finite-element-method calculations,” Appl. Opt. 34 (31), 8026–8037 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

van Asten, N. A. A. J.

van der Mark, M. B.

Vauhkonen, M.

V. Kolehmainen, S. R. Arridge, W. R. B. Lionheart, M. Vauhkonen, and J. P. Kaipio, “Recovery of region boundaries of piecewise constant coefficients of an elliptic PDE from boundary data” Inverse Problems 15, 1375–1391 (1999)
[Crossref]

Wübbeling, F.

F. Natterer and F. Wübbeling, “A propagation-backpropagation method for ultrasound tomography,” Inverse Problems 11, 1225–1232 (1995)
[Crossref]

Zeng, Z. A.

Zweifel, P. F.

K. M. Case and P. F. Zweifel, “Linear Transport Theory” (Plenum Press, New York, 1967)

Appl. Opt. (7)

Inverse Problems (5)

O. Dorn, “A transport-backtransport method for optical tomography,” Inverse Problems 14, 1107–1130 (1998)
[Crossref]

F. Natterer and F. Wübbeling, “A propagation-backpropagation method for ultrasound tomography,” Inverse Problems 11, 1225–1232 (1995)
[Crossref]

S. R. Arridge, “Optical tomography in medical imaging,” Inverse Problems 15 (2), R41–R93 (1999)
[Crossref]

M. V. Klibanov, T. R. Lucas, and R. M. Frank, “A fast and accurate imaging algorithm in optical/diffusion tomography,” Inverse Problems 13, 1341–1361 (1997)
[Crossref]

V. Kolehmainen, S. R. Arridge, W. R. B. Lionheart, M. Vauhkonen, and J. P. Kaipio, “Recovery of region boundaries of piecewise constant coefficients of an elliptic PDE from boundary data” Inverse Problems 15, 1375–1391 (1999)
[Crossref]

Medical Physics (1)

S. R. Arridge, H. Dehgani, M. Schweiger, and E. Okada, “The Finite Element Model for the Propagation of Light in Scattering Media: A Direct Method for Domains with Non-Scattering Regions,” Medical Physics,  27 (1), 252–264 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Phys. Med. Biol. (1)

R. J. Gaudette, C. A. Brooks, M. E. Kilmer, E. L. Miller, T. Gaudette, and D. Boas, “A comparison study of linear reconstruction techniques for diffuse optical tomographic imaging of absorption coefficient,” Phys. Med. Biol. 45 (4) 1051–1070 (2000)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wave Motion (1)

L. Ryzhik, G. Papanicolaou, and J. B. Keller, “Transport equations for elastic and other waves in random media,” Wave Motion 24, 327–370 (1996)
[Crossref]

Other (9)

J. P. Kaltenbach and M. Kaschke, “Frequency and Time-Domain Modelling of Light Transport in Random Media,” in:G. Müller (ed.): Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring (1993)

F. Natterer, “Numerical Solution of Bilinear Inverse Problems,” Preprints “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik” 19/96-N, Münster (1996)

J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S. R. Arridge, J. Ripoll, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “3D Optical Tomography in the Presence of Void Regions,” to appear in Optics Express, (this issue)

K. M. Case and P. F. Zweifel, “Linear Transport Theory” (Plenum Press, New York, 1967)

S. Chandrasekhar, “Radiative Transfer” (Dover, New York, 1960)

T. Dierkes, “Rekonstruktionsverfahren zur optischen Tomographie,” Thesis, Preprints “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik” 16/00-N, Münster (2000)

O. Dorn, “Das inverse Transportproblem in der Lasertomographie,” Thesis, Preprints “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik” 7/97-N, Münster (1997)

M. Moscoso, J. B. Keller, and G. Papanicolaou, “Depolarization and blurring of optical images by biological tissues,” to appear in J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2000)

F. Natterer, “The Mathematics of Computerized Tomography” (Stuttgart, Teubner, 1986)

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