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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 12, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-779-2
Current Trends in Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging II (FTuL)

On the microscopic origin of light scattering in tissue

Peter Kaplan, Jesse Weissman, Tom Hancewicz, Alois Popp, and David Weitz


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Understanding the nature of light scattering within tissue is a crucial issue for development of medical imaging techniques. Microscopic measurements of static light-scattering profiles of thin tissue slices indicate that organization at the cellular level plays an important role in determining the local scattering properties.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

P. Kaplan, J. Weissman, T. Hancewicz, A. Popp, and D. Weitz, "On the microscopic origin of light scattering in tissue," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FTuL1.

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