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19 April 2000 Experimental study of optical properties of porcine skin dermis from 900 to 1500 nm
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Proceedings Volume 3917, Optical Biopsy III; (2000)
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
The weak absorption of near-IR light by skin tissue has offered an important optical window for diagnostic possibilities with optical means including optical biopsy. The strong scattering of the near-IR light by skin tissue, however, presents a great challenge to the modeling of light propagation through and the optical measurement of the tissue. We have measured transmittance and reflectance of fresh porcine skin and performed Monte Carlo simulations to inversely determine the absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient and asymmetric coefficient of tissue samples in the spectral range from 900 to 1500nm. The state of cellular integrity following optical measurements was verified using transmission electron microscopy. These results were correlated with the possible effects on the measurements of the tissue optical properties.
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Yong Du, Mickael J. Cariveau, Gerhard W. Kalmus, Jun Q. Lu, and Xin-Hua Hu "Experimental study of optical properties of porcine skin dermis from 900 to 1500 nm", Proc. SPIE 3917, Optical Biopsy III, (19 April 2000);


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