We investigated the contribution of photons crossing the surface by liquid phantom experiments and MCML simulations. The first 3mm is found to be negligible in an array probe design eliminating skin contamination on NIRS measurements.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
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