Construction of an anatomical neck model for diffuse optical imaging

Naoyoshi Wakabayashi, Ken Nadamoto, Kazuki Kurihara, Shinpei Okawa, Koh Hashimoto, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yukari Tanikawa, Hiroyuki Fujii, Satoru Kohno, Yoko Hoshi, Eiji Okada

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


An anatomical neck model was constructed for the feasibility study of diffuse optical imaging of malignant lesions in the thyroid gland. The anatomical structure of the model is based on the magnetic resonance images of the human neck. The optical properties of the muscle and background tissue in the model are determined by time-resolved measurements. The light propagation in the thyroid gland is strongly affected by the presence of the trachea, which is an optically-void region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Tomography and Spectroscopy, OTS 2016
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781943580101
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 18
EventOptical Tomography and Spectroscopy, OTS 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: 2016 Apr 252016 Apr 28

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Tomography and Spectroscopy, OTS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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