30 December 1998 Reflectance tomography of two-layered turbid media with diffuse photon-density waves
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Abstract
As approach to the examination of the structure of layered tissue can be found in the measurement of the diffuse reflectance of plane diffuse photon-density waves in the near-infrared range. Here, phase resolved reflectance measurements from phantom tissue, at modulation frequencies of up to 2 GHz, are presented and compared to calculations provided by a theoretical model. The examination of the phase shift reveals that the reflectance properties are characterized by photon-density wave interference phenomena. The proposed technique allows the investigation of the structure of tissue down to more than one penetration depth. A medical application may be found in improved examination techniques for deep burns, as the method allows the investigation of the tissue structure without physical contact to the surface.
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Thorsten Spott, Thorsten Spott, Lars Othar Svaasand, Lars Othar Svaasand, Joshua B. Fishkin, Joshua B. Fishkin, Tuan H. Pham, Tuan H. Pham, Bruce J. Tromberg, Bruce J. Tromberg, } "Reflectance tomography of two-layered turbid media with diffuse photon-density waves", Proc. SPIE 3566, Photon Propagation in Tissues IV, (30 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334379; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334379
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