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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2154–2161

Human tissue color as viewed in high dynamic range optical spectral transmission measurements

Georgi I. Petrov, Alexander Doronin, Harry T. Whelan, Igor Meglinski, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp. 2154-2161 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.3.002154


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Abstract

High dynamic range optical-to-near-infrared transmission measurements for different parts of human body in the spectral range from 650 to 950 nm have been performed. Experimentally measured spectra are correlated with Monte Carlo simulations using chromaticity coordinates in CIE 1976 L*a*b* color space. Both a qualitative and a quantitative agreement have been found, paving a new way of characterizing human tissues in vivo. The newly developed experimental and computational platform for assessing tissue transmission spectra is anticipated to have a considerable impact on identifying favorable conditions for laser surgery and optical diagnostics, while providing supplementary information about tissue properties.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(200.4960) Optics in computing : Parallel processing
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(330.1730) Vision, color, and visual optics : Colorimetry
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Spectroscopic Diagnostics

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2012
Published: August 20, 2012

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BIOMED 2012 (2012) Biomedical Optics Express

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Georgi I. Petrov, Alexander Doronin, Harry T. Whelan, Igor Meglinski, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev, "Human tissue color as viewed in high dynamic range optical spectral transmission measurements," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 2154-2161 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-3-9-2154


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