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Monte Carlo study of skin optical clearing to enhance light penetration in the tissue
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Paper Abstract

Result of Monte Carlo simulations of skin optical clearing is presented. The model calculations were carried out with the aim of studying of spectral response of skin under immersion liquids action and calculation of enhancement of light penetration depth. In summary, we have shown that: 1) application of glucose, propylene glycol and glycerol produced significant decreasing of light scattering in different skin layers; 2) maximal clearing effect will be obtained in case of optical clearing of skin dermis, however, absorbed light fraction in skin dermis changed insignificantly, independently from clearing agent and place it administration; 4) in contrast to it, the light absorbed fraction in skin adipose layer increased significantly in case of optical clearing of skin dermis. It is very important because it can be used for development of optical methods of obesity treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6436, Complex Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics IV, 64360Z (7 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.716874
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey N. Bashkatov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Elina A. Genina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Mikhail M. Stolnitz, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Dmitry M. Zhestkov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Gregory B. Altshuler, Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ilya V. Yaroslavsky, Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6436:
Complex Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics IV
Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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