Fei Liu

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Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) plays an important role in studying physiological and pathological processes of small animals in vivo at molecular level. However, this technique suffers from relatively low spatial resolution. To complement the problem, there has been a strong demand for providing functional and morphological analysis at the same(More)
—In this paper, fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) imaging guided by priors from simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) was performed on a multi-modality imaging system combining PET and FMT. The target prior information from PET images was employed to the FMT reconstruction procedure using the iteratively reweighted least-squares method.(More)
Dynamic fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (D-FDOT) is important for drug delivery research. However, the low spatial resolution of FDOT and the complex kinetics of drug limit the ability of D-FDOT in resolving metabolic processes of drug throughout whole body of small animals. In this paper, we propose an independent component analysis (ICA)-based(More)
The analysis of dynamic fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (D-FDOT) is important both for drug delivery research and for medical diagnosis and treatment. The low spatial resolution and complex kinetics, however, limit the ability of FDOT in resolving drug distributions within small animals. Principal component analysis (PCA) provides the capability of(More)
Images of pharmacokinetic parameters in dynamic fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) have the potential to provide quantitative physiological information for biological studies and drug development. However, images obtained with conventional indirect methods suffer from low signal-to-noise ratio because of failure in efficiently modeling the measurement(More)
In fluorescence molecular tomography, the highly scattering property of biological tissues leads to an ill-posed inverse problem and reduces the accuracy of detection and localization of fluorescent targets. Regularization technique is usually utilized to obtain a stable solution. Conventional Tikhonov regularization is based on singular value decomposition(More)
Dynamic fluorescence molecular tomography (DFMT) is a potential approach for drug delivery, tumor detection, diagnosis, and staging. The purpose of DFMT is to quantify the changes of fluorescent agents in the bodies, which offer important information about the underlying physiological processes. However, the conventional method requires that the fluorophore(More)