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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Sep. 30, 2010

Sensitivity of spatially resolved reflectance signals to coincident variations in tissue optical properties

Dizem Arifler  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 22, pp. 4310-4320 (2010)

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Canonical correlation analysis, a multivariate statistical technique, was used to investigate the degree of association between tissue optical properties and spatially resolved reflectance signals. Monte Carlo modeling was employed to simulate signals corresponding to different combinations of optical properties and these data sets were fed as input to statistical analysis. The results show that it is possible to adjust the separation and angular orientation of source and detector fibers such that the effect of a particular optical property will be augmented among coincident variations in other properties. The trends observed exhibit differences when compared with a conventional univariate sensitivity analysis in which only a single property is varied whereas all other parameters of interest are kept constant.

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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

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2010
Published: July 30, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Dizem Arifler, "Sensitivity of spatially resolved reflectance signals to coincident variations in tissue optical properties," Appl. Opt. 49, 4310-4320 (2010)

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