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The present invention provides for three-dimensional reflectance diffuse optical imaging of deep tissue blood flow distribution that removes the need for probe-tissue contact, thereby allowing for such technology to be applied to sensitive, vulnerable, damaged, or reconstructive tissue. The systems utilize noncontact application and detection of near-infrared light through optical lens and detection through a linear array or two-dimensional array of avalanche photodiodes or a two-dimensional array of detectors provided by charge-coupled-device (CCD). Both further feature a finite-element-method (FEM) based facilitation to provide for three-dimensional flow image reconstruction in deep tissues with arbitrary geometries.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Yu, Guoqiang; Lin, Yu; and Huang, Chong, "Noncontact Three-Dimensional Diffuse Optical Imaging of Deep Tissue Blood Flow Distribution" (2018). Biomedical Engineering Faculty Patents. 14.