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Propagation properties of 1300-nm light in blood-saline mixtures determined through optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Dan P. Popescu; Bernhard Schattka; Mark D. Hewko; Jeri Friesen; Michael G. Sowa
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Paper Abstract

Establishing when the amount of recorded multiple scattered signal becomes dominant is important for various clinical applications that require optical coherence tomography imaging through a turbid environment such as blood. The profiles of detected signals obtained by compounding coherence tomography images of flowing blood-saline mixtures with various blood concentrations are analyzed. The scattering properties of the studied mixtures influence the corresponding profiles of the recorded signal. Monte Carlo simulations of light propagation through environments with various scattering coefficients are used to support and to explain the experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6864, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering II, 686408 (22 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764074
Show Author Affiliations
Dan P. Popescu, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Bernhard Schattka, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Mark D. Hewko, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jeri Friesen, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Michael G. Sowa, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6864:
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering II
Adam Wax; Vadim Backman, Editor(s)

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