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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Computational model of bladder tissue based on its measured optical properties

Paper Abstract

Urinary bladder diseases are a common problem throughout the world and often difficult to accurately diagnose. Furthermore, they pose a heavy financial burden on health services. Urinary bladder tissue from male pigs was spectrophotometrically measured and the resulting data used to calculate the absorption, transmission, and reflectance parameters, along with the derived coefficients of scattering and absorption. These were employed to create a “generic” computational bladder model based on optical properties, simulating the propagation of photons through the tissue at different wavelengths. Using the Monte-Carlo method and fluorescence spectra of UV and blue excited wavelength, diagnostically important biomarkers were modeled. Additionally, the multifunctional noninvasive diagnostics system “LAKK-M” was used to gather fluorescence data to further provide essential comparisons. The ultimate goal of the study was to successfully simulate the effects of varying excited radiation wavelengths on bladder tissue to determine the effectiveness of photonics diagnostic devices. With increased accuracy, this model could be used to reliably aid in differentiating healthy and pathological tissues within the bladder and potentially other hollow organs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2016
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 21(2) 025006 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.2.025006
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 21, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Ilya E. Rafailov, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Victor V. Dremin, State Univ. Education-Science-Production Complex (Russia)
Karina S. Litvinova, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrey V. Dunaev, State Univ. Education-Science-Production Complex (Russian Federation)
Sergei G. Sokolovski, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Edik U. Rafailov, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

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