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Diffuse reflectance spectra of blood vessels within a skin tissue model
Author(s): Yoshihisa Aizu; Masaki Isokawa; Tomonori Yuasa; Hiromichi Mishina; Toshimitsu Asakura
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Paper Abstract

This paper experimentally studies the diffuse reflectance spectra of blood in cylindrical glass vessels embedded in the Intralipid solution as a skin tissue phantom. The measured spectra were mainly governed by the absorption characteristics of a small amount of blood added into the medium, but were also slightly influenced by the vessel diameter, depth from the surface, and oxygen saturation state. To extract useful information on these conditions from the spectra, we propose use of the color perception on the basis of the pseudo- reference white, and verify its usefulness. The result can also be used to explain the bluish color of veins in the skin tissue.

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Date Published: 17 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3599, Optical Diagnostics of Biological Fluids IV, (17 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348363
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Yoshihisa Aizu, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masaki Isokawa, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tomonori Yuasa, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiromichi Mishina, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Toshimitsu Asakura, Hokkai-Gakuen Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3599:
Optical Diagnostics of Biological Fluids IV
Alexander V. Priezzhev; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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