Real-Time Dual-Wavelength Time-Resolved Diffuse Optical Tomography System for Functional Brain Imaging Based on Probe-Hosted Silicon Photomultipliers.
Di Sieno, Laura
Dalla Mora, Alberto
KAUST DepartmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)
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AbstractNear-infrared diffuse optical tomography is a non-invasive photonics-based imaging technology suited to functional brain imaging applications. Recent developments have proved that it is possible to build a compact time-domain diffuse optical tomography system based on silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) detectors. The system presented in this paper was equipped with the same eight SiPM probe-hosted detectors, but was upgraded with six injection fibers to shine the sample at several points. Moreover, an automatic switch was included enabling a complete measurement to be performed in less than one second. Further, the system was provided with a dual-wavelength ( 670 n m and 820 n m ) light source to quantify the oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin concentration evolution in the tissue. This novel system was challenged against a solid phantom experiment, and two in-vivo tests, namely arm occlusion and motor cortex brain activation. The results show that the tomographic system makes it possible to follow the evolution of brain activation over time with a 1 s -resolution.
CitationOrive-Miguel, D., Di Sieno, L., Behera, A., Ferocino, E., Contini, D., Condat, L., … Dalla Mora, A. (2020). Real-Time Dual-Wavelength Time-Resolved Diffuse Optical Tomography System for Functional Brain Imaging Based on Probe-Hosted Silicon Photomultipliers. Sensors, 20(10), 2815. doi:10.3390/s20102815
SponsorsThis research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-ETN) programme, under Grant Agreement No. 675332 BitMap.
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