31 January 1996 Measurements of light penetration into human tissues in vivo
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Abstract
A main factor to consider before photochemotherapy (PCT) is chosen to treat a tumor is whether sufficient fluences of light can reach the base of the tumor. The choice of optimal wavelengths for PCT should also be based on a knowledge of the optical penetration spectrum of the tumor. By means of a fiberoptic probe, adapted to a commercial fluorescence spectrometer, it is possible to measure the penetration depths of visible light into living, human tissues. We have performed such experiments, using the light from a 1000 W Xenon lamp. The light was guided from the lamp to the tissue by a perspex rod and the fluence rate penetrating different thickness of tissue was monitored by the fiberoptic probe. From penetration curves obtained at a number of wavelengths, it was possible to construct an accurate optical penetration spectrum of the tissue.
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Vladimir Iani, Vladimir Iani, Johan Moan, Johan Moan, Li Wei Ma, Li Wei Ma, } "Measurements of light penetration into human tissues in vivo", Proc. SPIE 2625, Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities, (31 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230985; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230985
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