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Video reflectometry to specify optical properties of tissue in vivo
Author(s): Steven Jacques
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of tissue optical properties is often required for proper design of therapeutic or diagnostic uses of light in medicine. The ability of light to spread into a tissue and the rate of light absorption by the tissue are two related but distinct processes. The two independent optical parameters which affect these processes are absorption and scattering. To understand light propagation, two independent optical measurements must be made. In this paper, we discuss the measurements of total diffuse reflectance and lateral spread of light in response to a point source of irradiance. In this paper, we call this technique "video reflectometry".

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10311, Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring, 103110D (5 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2283758
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Steven Jacques, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Rice Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10311:
Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring
Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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