Transillumination imaging performance: A time-of-flight imaging system



A series of Monte Carlo simulations have been performed in order to investigate the feasibility of constructing a time-of-flight transillumination imaging system that could be used as an effective tool for screening for breast disease. The conceptual design of such a system is described, and simulated images are presented that demonstrate its likely performance. It is found that, whereas the spatial resolution achievable with such a system is only dependent upon its temporal resolution, the scattering characteristics of the tissue being imaged will strongly affect the ultimate imaging performance of such a system.