Time-Domain Functional Diffuse Optical Tomography System Based on Fiber-Free Silicon Photomultipliers
AbstractBased on recent developments in both single-photon detectors and timing electronic circuits, we designed a compact and cost effective time-domain diffuse optical tomography system operated at 1 Hz acquisition rate, based on eight silicon photomultipliers and an 8-channel time-to-digital converter. The compact detectors are directly hosted on the probe in a circular arrangement around a single light injection fiber, so to maximize light harvesting. Tomography is achieved exploiting the depth sensitivity that is encoded in the arrival time of detected photons. The system performances were evaluated on simulations to assess possible the limitations arising from the use of a single injection point, and then on phantoms and in vivo to prove the eligibility of these technologies for diffuse optical tomography. View Full-Text
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Farina, A.; Tagliabue, S.; Di Sieno, L.; Martinenghi, E.; Durduran, T.; Arridge, S.; Martelli, F.; Torricelli, A.; Pifferi, A.; Dalla Mora, A. Time-Domain Functional Diffuse Optical Tomography System Based on Fiber-Free Silicon Photomultipliers. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1235.
Farina A, Tagliabue S, Di Sieno L, Martinenghi E, Durduran T, Arridge S, Martelli F, Torricelli A, Pifferi A, Dalla Mora A. Time-Domain Functional Diffuse Optical Tomography System Based on Fiber-Free Silicon Photomultipliers. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(12):1235.Chicago/Turabian Style
Farina, Andrea; Tagliabue, Susanna; Di Sieno, Laura; Martinenghi, Edoardo; Durduran, Turgut; Arridge, Simon; Martelli, Fabrizio; Torricelli, Alessandro; Pifferi, Antonio; Dalla Mora, Alberto. 2017. "Time-Domain Functional Diffuse Optical Tomography System Based on Fiber-Free Silicon Photomultipliers." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 12: 1235.
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