Video reflectometry to specify optical properties of tissue in vivo

Steven Jacques, Achim Gutsche, Jon Schwartz, Lihong Wang, Frank Tittel

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The measurement of tissue optical properties is often required for proper design of therapeutic or diagnostic uses of light in medicine. The ability of light to spread into a tissue and the rate of light absorption by the tissue are two related but distinct processes. The two independent optical parameters which affect these processes are absorption and scattering. To understand light propagation, two independent optical measurements must be made. In this paper, we discuss the measurements of total diffuse reflectance and lateral spread of light in response to a point source of irradiance. In this paper, we call this technique "video reflectometry".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103110D
Pages (from-to)211-226
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 15 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring 1993 - Bellingham, United States
Duration: Aug 15 1993 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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