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In-vivo local determination of tissue optical properties
Author(s): Frederic P. Bevilacqua; Dominique Piguet; Pierre Marquet; Jeffrey D. Gross; Bruce J. Tromberg; Christian D. Depeursinge
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Paper Abstract

Local and superficial optical characterization of biological tissues can be achieved by measuring the spatially resolved diffuse reflectance at small source-detector separations. The sensitivity of the signal to the phase function, absorption and scattering coefficients were studied using Monte Carlo simulations. Measurements of spatially resolved reflectance were performed in vivo on human brain with source-detector separations from 0.3 to 1.5 mm. Distinct optical properties were found between normal cortex, astrocytoma of optic nerve and normal optic nerve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3194, Photon Propagation in Tissues III, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301063
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Frederic P. Bevilacqua, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Dominique Piguet, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Pierre Marquet, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Jeffrey D. Gross, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Bruce J. Tromberg, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Christian D. Depeursinge, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3194:
Photon Propagation in Tissues III
David A. Benaron M.D.; Britton Chance; Marco Ferrari, Editor(s)

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