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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2006

Estimating optical properties in layered tissues by use of the Born approximation of the radiative transport equation

Arnold D. Kim, Carole Hayakawa, and Vasan Venugopalan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1088-1090 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001088


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Abstract

We use the Born approximation of the radiative transport equation to recover simultaneously the absorption and scattering coefficients in a single layer of a two-layer tissue sample from reflectance data. This method reduces the estimation of both optical properties to a single linear, least-squares problem. It is valid over length scales smaller than a transport mean free path and hence is useful for epithelial tissue layers. We demonstrate the accuracy of this method by using spatially resolved reflectance data computed with Monte Carlo simulations.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: October 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Arnold D. Kim, Carole Hayakawa, and Vasan Venugopalan, "Estimating optical properties in layered tissues by use of the Born approximation of the radiative transport equation," Opt. Lett. 31, 1088-1090 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-8-1088

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