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Measurements of optical parameters of phantom solution and bulk animal tissues ex vivo at 650 nm
Author(s): Ping Sun; Yu Wang; Jian Liu
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Paper Abstract

Optical parameters of biological tissues, including absorption coefficient (μa), reduced scattering coefficient (μs') or scattering coefficient (μs), anisotropy factor (g) and refractive index (n) are investigated extensively and systemically at wavelength of 650 nm. Intralipid solution was selected to be the tissue phantom in order to test the validity of measurements. Considering the factors of fiber orientation and haemoglobin content, we chose some fresh bulk animal tissues in vitro which were bovine adipose, bovine muscle, porcine adipose, porcine muscle, porcine kidney, porcine liver, mutton and chicken breast. The basic assumption is that in vitro samples are a reasonable representation of the in vivo situation. We have gained numbers of experimental data of Intralipid and some tissues. Particularly, we have set up the close relationships among six optical parameters involving μa, μs', μs, g, n and μt. The experimental results show that for animal tissues, μa, μs' or μs and n rely deeply on muscle fiber orientations. Both of μs and μt range from 10mm-1 to 20mm-1. μa ranges from 10-2 mm-1 to 10-3 mm-1 and g from 0.95 to 0.99. The results of this study will be helpful in further understanding of optical properties of tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7276, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Laser Technology and Applications, 72760K (18 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822853
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Ping Sun, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Yu Wang, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Jian Liu, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7276:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Laser Technology and Applications
Peixiang Lu; Katsumi Midorikawa; Bernd Wilhelmi, Editor(s)

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