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Diffusion theory for light propagation in biological tissue: limitations and adaptations
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Paper Abstract

Diffusion theory is an approximation ofthe equation of radiative transport, that is used to describe light propagation in turbid media. This approximation is very popular because ofits simplicity, possibilities to describe time-resolved light propagation, and for its appeal to physical intuition. However, it has also its restrictions. It is the aim ofthis contribution to discuss this method, and to evaluate what can be undertaken to avoid the deviations caused by its restrictions, based on results obtained with the equation of radiative transport.

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Date Published: 22 June 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5771, Saratov Fall Meeting 2004: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VI, (22 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.634647
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Reindert Graaff, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bernhard J. Hoenders, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5771:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2004: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VI
Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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