Optical Tomography

John C. Schotland

Dept of Bioengeering, University of Pennsylvania

There is considerable interest in the development of optical methods for
biomedical imaging. The mathematical problem consists of recovering
the optical properties of a highly-scattering medium probed by diffuse
light. This talk will review recent work on related inverse problems for the
radiative transport equation and fast image reconstruction algorithms for
large data sets. Numerical simulations and experimental data from model
systems are used to illustrate the results.