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Determination of absorption coefficient of skin melanin in visible and NIR spectral region
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Paper Abstract

By assuming a wavelength independent scattering coefficients for different skin layers and using the known wavelength dependence of the absorption coefficient of oxy- and deoxy- hemoglobin and water, we have simulated the reflection spectra from skin with various level of blood oxygen saturation. Comparison of the simulation results with experimental measurements made in vivo make it possible to estimate the absorption coefficient of skin melanin in the visible and near-infrared regions. Quantitative results are presented.

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Date Published: 17 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3907, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X, (17 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386246
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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. 3907:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X
R. Rox Anderson M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Eugene A. Trowers M.D.; David S. Robinson M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Lou Reinisch; Reza S. Malek M.D.; C. Gaelyn Garrett M.D.; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Timothy A. Woodward M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; George M. Peavy D.V.M.; C. Gaelyn Garrett M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Nikiforos Kollias; Harvey Lui M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; George M. Peavy D.V.M.; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lou Reinisch; David S. Robinson M.D.; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Eugene A. Trowers M.D.; Timothy A. Woodward M.D., Editor(s)

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