Development of management technique of arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis by optical transillumination imaging with measured point spread function

Yuya Natsume, Takeshi Namita, Yuji Kato, Masataka Kitama, Koichi Shimizu

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For transcutaneous imaging of arteriovenous fistula in dialysis treatment, we have developed a technique to improve the transillumination image. In this technique, we obtain an appropriate point spread function (PSF) using a fluorescent source implanted near the fistula inside the body. The effectiveness of the proposed technique was examined in the experiment using the model phantom with known internal structure. The possibility to detect the diameter-change in blood vessel by suppressing image deterioration caused by the scattering effect was confirmed. The applicability to animal tissue was also verified in the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O-126-O-127
JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 17
Externally publishedYes



  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Deconvolution
  • Diffusion
  • Point spread function (PSF)
  • Scattering
  • Transillumination imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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