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In-vivo absorption and scattering spectra of human tissues by time-resolved reflectance
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Paper Abstract

In vivo absorption and scattering spectra of different human tissues were obtained using a system for time-resolved reflectance measurements in the wavelength range from 610 nm to 1010 nm, every 5 nm. The system is based on a dye laser and a Ti:Sapphire laser as light sources and an electronic chain for time-correlated single-photon counting for detection. Measurements were performed on the breast, the arm, the abdomen, and the forehead of healthy volunteers. The scattering spectra decrease upon increasing the wavelength, while the absorption spectra show the spectral features of oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin, water, and lipids.

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Date Published: 30 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3566, Photon Propagation in Tissues IV, (30 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334374
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Pifferi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Alessandro Torricelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Gianluca Valentini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3566:
Photon Propagation in Tissues IV
David A. Benaron; Britton Chance; Marco Ferrari; Matthias Kohl-Bareis, Editor(s)

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