In this paper, diffuse reflectance hyperspectral images of a light beam propagating through a semi-infinite homogeneous layer were simulated by a modified version of the open source Monte Carlo (MC) for multi-layered tissues. Subsequently, the optical properties in terms of absorption and reduced scattering coefficients were extracted from the simulated hyperspectral images by an inverse MC model based on a criterion function that exploits the spatially resolved information of hyperspectral images. The method was validated on real hyperspectral images of turbid phantoms with exactly defined optical properties.
Matic Ivančič, Peter Naglič, Franjo Pernuš, Boštjan Likar, and Miran Bürmen, "Extraction of optical properties from hyperspectral images by Monte Carlo light propagation model," Proc. SPIE 9706, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXVII, 97061A (Presented at SPIE BiOS: February 16, 2016; Published: 7 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2212807.
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