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Evaluation of tissue optical properties from light distribution images
Author(s): Cheng-Lun Tsai; Ming Chang; Jui-Hsiang Hsieh; Yi-Fong Yang; Yi-Sheong Chou
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Paper Abstract

Images of light distribution in biological soft tissue we used to study the optical characteristics of tissue. The light distribution image was taken under a microscope with light injected through a pinhole close to the edge of the top surface. Images taken on skin, fat, and muscle tissues were compared to study the effect of cellular structure and temperature on the light intensity distribution. Monte Carlo simulation with the same conditions was also performed to simulate the light intensity distribution in tissue for comparison. The anisotropy scattering of light in tissue is affected by the tissue microscopic structure, such as the direction of muscle tissue fibers. The change in optical properties of fat and muscle tissue with temperature was observed. The two-dimensional light distribution images offer more information than general reflectance and transmission measurements. By matching the simulated light intensity distribution with the light distribution image, the optical properties of biological tissue could be estimated. This method might be applied in tissue engineering as an economic way for evaluating the microscopic structure of tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3914, Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (13 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388085
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Cheng-Lun Tsai, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Ming Chang, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Jui-Hsiang Hsieh, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Yi-Fong Yang, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Yi-Sheong Chou, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3914:
Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Jeffrey O. Hollinger; Donald Dean Duncan; Jeffrey O. Hollinger; Donald Dean Duncan; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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