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12 July 2007 Measurement of the phase function of phantom medias with a two axis goniometer
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Fat emulsions like Intralipid are frequently used in research of light propagation in turbid media as tissue phantoms. We investigated the optical properties, the scattering coefficient &mgr;s, the reduced scattering coefficient &mgr;s' and the anisotropy factor g of different major brands and different fat concentrations (10% and 20%) of these fat emulsions in the visible from 450nm to 950nm. The phase function was measured with a goniometrical setup and the anisotropy factor was calculated from this. A collimated transmission setup was used to measure &mgr;s. Significant differences were found between the different brands and between different concentrations of the same brand. We also found significant differences compared to the values published in literature.
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R. Michels, S. Boll, and A. Kienle "Measurement of the phase function of phantom medias with a two axis goniometer", Proc. SPIE 6629, Diffuse Optical Imaging of Tissue, 66291N (12 July 2007);

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