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17 May 1996 Transurethral in-vivo optical properties of the human prostate gland
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We determined the optical properties of the human prostate, in vivo, over multiple wavelengths for 6 men, in an outpatient setting. Analysis of these data reveal reliable determination of the optical properties in the 650 - 800 nm range, however, values in the shorter wavelengths (400 - 625 nm) were not interpretable due to a low signal to noise ratio. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the optical properties i.e. reduced scattering coefficient [(mu) s' (cm-1)], absorption coefficient [(mu) a (cm-1)], and penetration depth [(delta) (cm)], for the in vivo human prostate over multiple wavelengths in the white light spectrum.
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David A. Levy, Jon A. Schwartz, Martin R. Ostermeyer, Steven L. Jacques, and Andrew C. von Eschenbach "Transurethral in-vivo optical properties of the human prostate gland", Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996);

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