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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Analytical calculation of the mean time spent by photons inside an absorptive inclusion embedded in a highly scattering medium
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Paper Abstract

The mean time spent by photons inside a nonlocalized optically abnormal embedded inclusion has been derived analytically. The accuracy of the results has been tested against Monte Carlo and experimental data. We show that for quantification of the absorption coefficient of absorptive inclusions, a corrective factor that takes into account the size of the inclusion is needed. This finding suggests that perturbation methods derived for very small inclusions which are used in inverse algorithms require a corrective factor to adequately quantify the differential absorption coefficient of nonlocalized targets embedded in optically turbid media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2002
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 7(3) doi: 10.1117/1.1481900
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 7, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Victor V. Chernomordik, National Institutes of Health (Israel)
David W. Hattery, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Israel Gannot, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Giovanni Zaccanti, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Amir H. Gandjbakhche, National Institutes of Health (Israel)


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