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Quantitation of tissue properties in small volumes
Author(s): Judith R. Mourant; Tamara M. Johnson; James P. Freyer
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Paper Abstract

The quantification of tissue properties by optical measurements will facilitate the development of noninvasive methods of cancer diagnosis and detection. Optical measurements are sensitive to tissue structure which is known to change during tumorigenesis. The goals of the work presented in this paper were to verify that the primary scatterers of light in cells are structures much smaller than the nucleus and then to develop an optical technique that can quantify parameters of structures the same size as the scattering features in cells. Polarized, elastic back-scattering was found to be able to quantify changes in scattering properties for turbid media consisting of scatterers of the size found in tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4250, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434497
Show Author Affiliations
Judith R. Mourant, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Tamara M. Johnson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
James P. Freyer, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4250:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano; Bruce J. Tromberg; Mamoru Tamura; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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