High-resolution reconstruction of fluorescent inclusions in mouse thorax using anatomically guided sampling and parallel Monte Carlo computing.
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We present a method for high-resolution reconstruction of fluorescent images of the mouse thorax. It features an anatomically guided sampling method to retrospectively eliminate problematic data and a parallel Monte Carlo software package to compute the Jacobian matrix for the inverse problem. The proposed method was capable of resolving microliter-sized femtomole amount of quantum dot inclusions closely located in the middle of the mouse thorax. The reconstruction was verified against co-registered micro-CT data. Using the proposed method, the new system achieved significantly higher resolution and sensitivity compared to our previous system consisting of the same hardware. This method can be applied to any system utilizing similar imaging principles to improve imaging performance.
Subject(110.0113) Imaging through turbid media
(170.3010) Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3880) Medical and biological imaging