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Journal of Biomedical Optics

In vitro optical characterization and discrimination of female breast tissue during near infrared FSEC laser pulsed propagation
Author(s): Giannis Zacharakis; A. Zolindaki; V. Sakkalis; George Filippidis; Theodore G. Papazoglou; D. D. Tsiftsis; Eugenios Koumantakis
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Paper Abstract

Ultrashort infrared laser pulses were transmitted through excised female breast tissue. The resulted signal was recorded by a streak camera with a time resolution of the order of a few ps. Experimental data of the temporal spread of the ultrashort pulse during the transmission through the tissue have been analyzed using the Patterson analytical expression derived from the diffusion theory. This resulted in the calculation of the absorption and reduced scattering coefficients, which are related to the optical characteristics of each type of tissue. The goal of the study was to use the theoretical values of the coefficients to discriminate different kinds of tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 6(4) doi: 10.1117/1.1412223
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 6, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Giannis Zacharakis, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (Greece)
A. Zolindaki, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
V. Sakkalis, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (Greece)
George Filippidis, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Theodore G. Papazoglou, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (Greece)
D. D. Tsiftsis, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Eugenios Koumantakis, Univ. of Crete (Greece)


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