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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2004
  • pp: 1087–1089

In vivo measurement of the local optical properties of tissue by use of differential path-length spectroscopy

Arjen Amelink, Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Martin P. L. Bard, and Sjaak A. Burgers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1087-1089 (2004)

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We demonstrate the capability of differential path-length spectroscopy (DPS) to determine the local optical properties of tissue in vivo. DPS measurements on bronchial mucosa are analyzed and yield information on the local blood oxygenation, blood content, average microvessel diameter, and wavelength dependence of the reduced scattering coefficient. Our data collected to date show that cancerous bronchial mucosa has a lower capillary oxygenation and a larger average capillary diameter than normal bronchial mucosa.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

Arjen Amelink, Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Martin P. L. Bard, and Sjaak A. Burgers, "In vivo measurement of the local optical properties of tissue by use of differential path-length spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 29, 1087-1089 (2004)

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