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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 44, Iss. 9 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1591–1594

In vivo scattering measurement of biological tissue by the use of a pyroelectric polymer transducer

Mutsuo Yamazaki, Shunichi Sato, Daizoh Saitoh, and Minoru Obara  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 9, pp. 1591-1594 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.001591


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Abstract

We propose a new method, to our knowledge, for noninvasive scattering measurements of tissues by the use of a pyroelectric polymer transducer, poly(vinylidene fluoride trifluoroethylene) film. In this method, samples are irradiated with nanosecond, low-energy light pulses delivered from an optical fiber, and the pyroelectric signal induced by the diffuse reflectance is measured with a transducer. The signal is then converted into diffuse reflectance by use of a calibration factor. The validity of this method was confirmed by our measuring the scattering coefficient of a white acrylic resin within an accuracy of ±15%. We attempted to apply this method to the estimation of scattering coefficients of normal and burned skins in rats in vivo.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

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Mutsuo Yamazaki, Shunichi Sato, Daizoh Saitoh, and Minoru Obara, "In vivo scattering measurement of biological tissue by the use of a pyroelectric polymer transducer," Appl. Opt. 44, 1591-1594 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-9-1591

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