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Analytical close-to-source investigation for an isotropic point source in an unbounded, anisotropically scattering medium
Author(s): Kees Rinzema; Jaap J. ten Bosch; Hedzer A. Ferwerda; Bernhard J. Hoenders
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Paper Abstract

The diffusion approximation, which is often used to describe the propagation of light in biological tissues, is only good at a sufficient distance from sources and boundaries. Light- tissue interaction is however most intense in the region close to the source. It would therefore be interesting to study this region more closely. Although scattering in biological tissues is predominantly forward peaked, explicit solutions to the transport equation have only been obtained in the case of isotropic scattering. Particularly, for the case of an isotropic point source in an unbounded, isotropically scattering medium the solution is well known. We show that this problem can also be solved analytically if the scattering is no longer isotropic, while everything else remains the same.

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Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2326, Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200839
Show Author Affiliations
Kees Rinzema, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
Jaap J. ten Bosch, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bernhard J. Hoenders, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2326:
Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue
Sigrid Avrillier; Britton Chance; Gerhard J. Mueller; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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