Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis (Undergraduate)

Department or Program

Department of Computer Science

First Advisor

George Cybenko

Second Advisor

Keith Paulsen

Third Advisor

Brian Pogue


Near-infrared (NIR) optical image reconstruction that incorporates blood oxygen level dependant (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging has the potential to improve both quantifiable measurement of oxygenation and the spatial resolution involved in such mapping. My thesis continues some preliminary work in this area through development of an analytic diffusion parameter estimation algorithm for use with a NIR imaging array and development of a finite element mesh utility to read a priori BOLD images and tag them with property elements for NIR image resolution improvement.


Originally posted in the Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report Series, number PCS-TR99-349.