Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Optical Properties Of Human Aorta During Low Power Argon Laser Irradiation
Author(s): Scott A Prahl; Wai Fung Cheong; Gilwon Yoon; A J Welch
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The optical properties of human aorta were measured during low power argon laser irradiation (~100 mW/mm2) . The delta-Eddington optical model was iterated to determine the optical properties. The results indicated that the transport albedo was nearly constant (-0.96) until the onset of tissue charring, after which it decreased quickly. The optical depth gradually declined (after an abrupt initial increase) until tissue charring when it dropped sharply. The anisotropy dropped initially and increased linearly with time of exposure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue, (3 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945338
Show Author Affiliations
Scott A Prahl, University of Texas (United States)
Wai Fung Cheong, University of Texas (United States)
Gilwon Yoon, University of Texas (United States)
A J Welch, University of Texas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0908:
Laser Interaction with Tissue
Michael W. Berns, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top