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Title: Use of prior information and probabilistic image reconstruction for optical tomographic imaging
Author: Basevi, Hector Richard Abraham
ISNI:       0000 0004 5361 3695
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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Preclinical bioluminescence tomographic reconstruction is underdetermined. This work addresses the use of prior information in bioluminescence tomography to improve image acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis. A structured light surface metrology method was developed to measure surface geometry and enable robust and automatic integration of mirrors into the measurement process. A mouse phantom was imaged and accuracy was measured at 0.2mm with excellent surface coverage. A sparsity-regularised reconstruction algorithm was developed to use instrument noise statistics to automatically determine the stopping point of reconstruction. It was applied to in silico and in simulacra data and successfully reconstructed and resolved two separate luminescent sources within a plastic mouse phantom. A Bayesian framework was constructed that incorporated bioluminescence properties and instrument properties. Distribution expectations and standard deviations were estimated, providing reconstructions and measures of reconstruction uncertainty. The reconstructions showed superior performance when applied to in simulacra data compared to the sparsity-based algorithm. The information content of measurements using different sets of wavelengths was quantified using the Bayesian framework via mutual information and applied to an in silico problem. Significant differences in information content were observed and comparison against a condition number-based approach indicated subtly different results.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry ; T Technology (General)