Image Reconstruction of the Interior of Bodies That Diffuse Radiation

Science  25 May 1990:
Vol. 248, Issue 4958, pp. 990-993
DOI: 10.1126/science.248.4958.990


A method for reconstructing images from projections is described. The unique aspect of the procedure is that the reconstruction of the internal structure can be carried out for objects that diffuse the incident radiation. The method may be used with photons, phonons, neutrons, and many other kinds of radiation. The procedure has applications to medical imaging, industrial imaging, and geophysical imaging.