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Monte Carlo analysis of light transport in tissue in the mid-infrared domain
Author(s): Nagapratima Kunapareddy; Judith R. Mourant; Toru Aida
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Paper Abstract

The mid-infrared wavelength region contains characteristic peaks of several of the biochemical constituents of tissue. Recently, it has been shown that measurements of mammalian cell suspensions can provide estimates of biochemical composition and consequently information on the growth stage. This information may be used to identify cancerous tissue in-vivo. To facilitate the development of an in-vivo diagnostic technique, we have performed simulations of photon propagation and light collection in epithelial tissue, given a specific optical probe geometry.

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Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5321, Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy and Biohazard Detection Technologies, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529286
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Nagapratima Kunapareddy, Boston Univ. (United States)
Judith R. Mourant, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Toru Aida, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5321:
Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy and Biohazard Detection Technologies
Zygmunt Gryczynski; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Michael G. Sowa; Tuan Vo-Dinh; Joseph R. Lakowicz; Gerwin J. Puppels, Editor(s)

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