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Computational model of human skin for reflected spectra simulation
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Paper Abstract

Obtaining quantified measurements of oxygen saturation of skin blood from collected diffuse reflectance spectra is complicated by the fact that blood and pigments are not distributed in skin tissues homogeneously. Using the developed Monte Carlo technique and simple multi-layered model of skin we have simulated the reflection skin spectra. The computational model contains seven layers with rough boundary surfaces. Absorption properties of the modeled skin layers are related to the real absorption spectra of pure oxy- and deoxy-haemoglobin, and water, and include different rate of blood oxygen saturation and hematocrit. Comparison of the result of the simulation with in vivo experimental results shows good agreement and validity of our skin model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4001, Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine, (6 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381511
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Igor Victorovich Meglinski, Univ. of Exeter and Saratov State Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stephen John Matcher, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4001:
Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine
Valery V. Tuchin; Dmitry A. Zimnyakov; Alexander B. Pravdin, Editor(s)

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