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Diffusing light topography (DLT) for mapping blood vessels
Author(s): T. Iwai; N. Mikami
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Paper Abstract

The blood vessels under skin layers are imaged on the basis of diffuse reflection measurement. The diffuse reflectance is defined by a probability density function of optical path-lengths when an absorber is embedded in a medium. Theoretical prediction of the dependence of the diffuse reflection on the depth of the absorber is confirmed by experiments. The possibility of the real-time imaging of blood vessels under skin layers is examined by using a 2D resonant mirror scanner. The potential of the new diffusing light topographic method is shown by experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5959, Medical Imaging, 59590E (23 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623576
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T. Iwai, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
N. Mikami, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5959:
Medical Imaging
Andrzej Kowalczyk; Adolf F. Fercher; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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