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Spatial variation of fluorescence in human breast tissues
Author(s): Asima Pradhan; Maya S. Nair; N. Ghosh; Asha Agarwal
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Paper Abstract

Spatial variation of fluorescence intensity in human breast tissues was studied. A diffusion theory model describing fluorescence light energy distribution inside a thick and turbid medium like human tissue was developed. Experimental data were fitted with the theoretical model to obtain reduced scattering coefficient and absorption coefficient at different fluorescence wavelengths with 488nm excitation of normal, malignant and benign breast tissues. Computed reduced scattering and absorption coefficients of malignant tissues were observed to be more as compared to the normal tissues and benign tumors.

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Date Published: 19 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3917, Optical Biopsy III, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382733
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Asima Pradhan, Indian Institute of Technology/Kanpur (India)
Maya S. Nair, Indian Institute of Technology/Kanpur (India)
N. Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology/Kanpur (India)
Asha Agarwal, G.S.V.M. Medical College (India)


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

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