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Experimental study of optical properties of porcine skin dermis from 900 to 1500 nm
Author(s): Yong Du; Mickael J. Cariveau; Gerhard W. Kalmus; Jun Q. Lu; Xin-Hua Hu
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Paper Abstract

The weak absorption of near-IR light by skin tissue has offered an important optical window for diagnostic possibilities with optical means including optical biopsy. The strong scattering of the near-IR light by skin tissue, however, presents a great challenge to the modeling of light propagation through and the optical measurement of the tissue. We have measured transmittance and reflectance of fresh porcine skin and performed Monte Carlo simulations to inversely determine the absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient and asymmetric coefficient of tissue samples in the spectral range from 900 to 1500nm. The state of cellular integrity following optical measurements was verified using transmission electron microscopy. These results were correlated with the possible effects on the measurements of the tissue optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3917, Optical Biopsy III, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382731
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Yong Du, East Carolina Univ. (United States)
Mickael J. Cariveau, East Carolina Univ. (United States)
Gerhard W. Kalmus, East Carolina Univ. (United States)
Jun Q. Lu, East Carolina Univ. (United States)
Xin-Hua Hu, East Carolina Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3917:
Optical Biopsy III
Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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