18 January 1995 Optical dosimetry in photodynamic therapy: determination of the effective penetration depth of light in tissue according to measurements in backscattering models
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Proceedings Volume 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.199188
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics Europe '94, 1994, Lille, France
Abstract
The extent of tumor necrosis can be determined by the knowledge of the penetration depth of the light through tissue. So, we must determine the effective penetration depth `(delta) ' during treatment, depth at which the incident light intensity is reduced to 36.6%. Light transmission measurements through tissues is the experimental model usually used as a reference method to estimate the value of (delta) . In order to achieve subsequently on line and in situ light dosimetry during PDT, light backscattering has been studied in different concentrations of blue ink and intralipid-20%. All parameters which would influence the value of the back-attenuation coefficient (Sigma) ba have been reviewed separately. The results of transmission and backscattering measurements are compared. A correlation function `R' between (Sigma) eff and (Sigma) ba can be deduced, the knowledge of R allows us to determine the effective light penetration depth in tissue through backscattering measurement.
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Charles Abdul-Nour, Laure Muller, Yves Granjon, Francois H. Guillemin, Edouard Yvroud, "Optical dosimetry in photodynamic therapy: determination of the effective penetration depth of light in tissue according to measurements in backscattering models", Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.199188
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