1 July 2007 Targeting spectral signatures of progressively dysplastic stratified epithelia using angularly variable fiber geometry in reflectance Monte Carlo simulations
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 12(4), 044012 (2007). doi:10.1117/1.2769328
Abstract
A key component of accurate spectroscopic-based cancer diagnostics is the ability to differentiate spectral variations resulting from epithelial tissue dysplasia. Such measurement may be enhanced by discretely probing the optical properties of the epithelial tissue where the morphological and biochemical features vary according to tissue depths. More precisely, layer-specific changes in tissue optical properties correlated to cellular dysplasia can be determined by conventional reflectance spectroscopy when it is coupled with angularly variable fiber geometry. Thus, this study addresses how angularly variable fiber geometry can resolve spatially specific spectral signatures of tissue pathology by interpreting and analyzing the reflectance spectra of increasingly dysplastic epithelial tissue in reflectance-mode Monte Carlo simulation. Specifically, by increasing the obliquity of the collection fibers from 0 to 40 deg in the direction facing toward the illumination fiber, the spectral sensitivity to tissue abnormalities in the epithelial layer is thereby improved, whereas orthogonal fibers are more sensitive to the changes in the stromal layer.
Adrien Ming Jer Wang, Vengadesan Nammalvar, Rebekah Anna Drezek, "Targeting spectral signatures of progressively dysplastic stratified epithelia using angularly variable fiber geometry in reflectance Monte Carlo simulations," Journal of Biomedical Optics 12(4), 044012 (1 July 2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2769328
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Tissues

Reflectivity

Scattering

Tissue optics

Absorption

Monte Carlo methods

Optical properties

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