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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Investigation of reflectance sampling depth in biological tissues for various common illumination/collection configurations
Author(s): George I. Zonios
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Paper Abstract

Knowledge of light penetration characteristics is very important in almost all studies in biomedical optics. In this work, the reflectance sampling depth in biological tissues was investigated using Monte Carlo simulations for various common illumination/collection configurations. The analysis shows that the average sampling depth can be described by two simple empirical analytical expressions over the entire typical ranges of absorption and scattering properties relevant to <italic<in vivo</italic< biological tissue, regardless of the specific illumination/collection configuration details. These results are promising and helpful for the quick, efficient, and accurate design of reflectance studies for various biological tissue applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 19(9) 097001 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.9.097001
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 19, Issue 9
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George I. Zonios, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)


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