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Incorporating polarized light measurements into the analysis of blood distinguishing absorption from scattering
Author(s): Gabriela Ruiz de Marquez; Peter Richard Smith; Harry Thomason
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Paper Abstract

The absorption and scattering properties of whole blood suspensions are studied by simultaneous polarimetric and imaging measurement. Blood samples contained in a cylindrical flow through cuvette are illuminated with linearly polarized light (670 nm) axially and with diffuse white light medially. A high resolution line scan camera is used to obtain the transmission image through a varying pathlength chamber. Suspensions of crenated red blood cells are examined at different concentrations. Additional measurements were performed by standard blood test techniques to provide a reference for the evaluation of experimental results.

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Date Published: 18 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2626, Photon Propagation in Tissues, (18 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228659
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Gabriela Ruiz de Marquez, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United Kingdom)
Peter Richard Smith, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United Kingdom)
Harry Thomason, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2626:
Photon Propagation in Tissues
Britton Chance; David T. Delpy; Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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