Three dimensional Nevoscope image reconstructions using diverging ray ART

Srinath S. Maganti, Atam P. Dhawan

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Nevoscope is a transillumination imaging device which was designed to obtain an estimate of the 3D shape and volume of an embedded skin lesion using light in the visible spectrum. Light which is introduced into the skin surrounding the lesion, undergoes multiple scattering and re-emerges as back-scattered radiation through the lesion and surrounding skin. Since this light illuminates the lesion from within the skin structure, the images of the lesion as viewed at various angles are two dimensional optical projections of the skin lesion. Tomographic reconstruction techniques are used to reconstruct these lesions. Previous work assumed parallel ray geometry and used ART for reconstruction. In this paper we present an improved reconstruction technique based on the image formation principle at the surface of plane mirrors which are positioned inclined from the vertical on the Nevoscope. Phantoms are created to validate the volumes of the reconstructed lesions. A qualitative comparison of the volumes depict a better representation of the volumes using the new improved algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-348
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1997: Physics of Medical Imaging - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 1997Feb 23 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • ART
  • Image reconstruction
  • Nevoscope
  • Skin lesions


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