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Optical monitoring of chemical reactions by fluorescence in turbid media
Author(s): Steven L. Jacques
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Paper Abstract

The observation of fluorescence in a tissue offers a method of real-time monitoring of chemical reactions when one of the reagents or products in fluorescent. This paper discusses how tissue optics affects one's observation of fluorescence in a turbid medium such as tissue. An experimental example is also shown: the photobleaching of a photosensitizer molecule (protoporphyrin IX) within rat tumors. A simple algorithm (Gardner et al., 1993) is given which enables the corrections for tissue optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1882, Laser-Tissue Interaction IV, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147693
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Steven L. Jacques, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1882:
Laser-Tissue Interaction IV
Steven L. Jacques; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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