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Anisotropic absorption and reduced scattering spectra of chicken breast tissue measured using oblique incidence reflectometry
Author(s): Lihong V. Wang; Guillermo Marquez; Sharon L. Thomsen
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Paper Abstract

Oblique incidence reflectometry is a simple and accurate method for measuring the absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of turbid media. We used this technique to deduce absorption and reduced scattering spectra form wavelength-resolved measurements of the relative diffuse reflectance profile of white light as a function of source- detector distance. In this study we measured the absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of chicken breast tissue in the visible range with the oblique incidence probe oriented at 0 to 90 degrees relative to the muscle fibers. We found that the deduced optical properties varied with the probe orientation. This experiment demonstrated the application of oblique-incidence, fiber-optic reflectometry to measurements on biological tissues and the effect of tissue structural anisotropy on optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3250, Optical Biopsy II, (16 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305386
Show Author Affiliations
Lihong V. Wang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Guillermo Marquez, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Sharon L. Thomsen, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3250:
Optical Biopsy II
Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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