Abstract

The question of whether a unique distribution of the absorption coefficient, the scattering coefficient, and the refractive index of a turbid medium can be reconstructed by optical tomography is considered. A recent publication [Opt. Lett.23, 882 (1998)] established that such reconstruction is not possible when photon transport is well modeled by the diffusion equation. A simple proof is offered that, when measurements at high modulation frequencies are included, the more exact P1 model of light transport suggests that this reconstruction may be possible.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. R. Arridge, P. van der Zee, M. Cope, and D. T. Delpy, Proc. SPIE 1431, 204 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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W. F. Cheong, S. A. Prahl, and A. J. Welch, IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 26, 2166 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. R. Arridge, P. van der Zee, M. Cope, and D. T. Delpy, Proc. SPIE 1431, 204 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

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Other (1)

G. I. Bell and S. Glasstone, Nuclear Reactor Theory (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1970), pp. 1–15.

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