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.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Boundary conditions for the diffusion equation in radiative transfer

Richard C. Haskell, Lars O. Svaasand, Tsong-Tseh Tsay, Ti-Chen Feng, Bruce J. Tromberg, and Matthew S. McAdams
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(10) 2727-2741 (1994)

Perturbation theory for diffuse light transport in complex biological tissues

Martin R. Ostermeyer and Steven L. Jacques
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1) 255-261 (1997)

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

Equations (17)

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