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Transurethral in-vivo optical properties of the human prostate gland
Author(s): David A. Levy; Jon A. Schwartz; Martin R. Ostermeyer; Steven L. Jacques; Andrew C. von Eschenbach
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Paper Abstract

We determined the optical properties of the human prostate, in vivo, over multiple wavelengths for 6 men, in an outpatient setting. Analysis of these data reveal reliable determination of the optical properties in the 650 - 800 nm range, however, values in the shorter wavelengths (400 - 625 nm) were not interpretable due to a low signal to noise ratio. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the optical properties i.e. reduced scattering coefficient [(mu) s' (cm-1)], absorption coefficient [(mu) a (cm-1)], and penetration depth [(delta) (cm)], for the in vivo human prostate over multiple wavelengths in the white light spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240026
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David A. Levy, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Jon A. Schwartz, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Martin R. Ostermeyer, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Steven L. Jacques, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Andrew C. von Eschenbach, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2671:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
C. Thomas Vangsness; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Graham M. Watson; R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson; Royice B. Everett; Douglas E. Ott; Reza S. Malek; Rodney A. White; Lloyd P. Tate; Aaron P. Perlmutter, Editor(s)

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