Arranging optical fibres for the spatial resolution improvement of topographical images

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Atsushi Maki, Takuma Kadoya, Yukari Tanikawa, Yukio Yamada, Eiji Okada, Hideaki Koizumi

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Optical topography is a method for visualization of cortical activity. Ways of improving the spatial resolution of the topographical image with three arrangements of optical fibres are discussed. A distribution of sensitivity is obtained from the phantom experiment, and used to reconstruct topographical images of an activation area of the brain with the fibres in each arrangement. The correlations between the activated area and the corresponding topographical images are obtained, and the effective arrangement of the optical fibres for improved resolution is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3429-3440
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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