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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 11 — Aug. 25, 2010

Application of sphere-cylinder scattering model to skeletal muscle

Honghui He, Nan Zeng, Ran Liao, Tianliang Yun, Wei Li, Yonghong He, and Hui Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 15104-15112 (2010)

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By comparing the spatially resolved unpolarized, polarized reflectance and Mueller matrix elements of skeletal muscle with a scattering medium containing polystyrene microspheres and silk fibers, we demonstrate that the sphere-cylinder scattering model (SCSM) can reproduce the characteristic features of skeletal muscle. Both experiments and polarization sensitive Monte Carlo simulation provide evidences that SCSM may be used to characterize the structural and optical properties of skeletal muscle.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Honghui He, Nan Zeng, Ran Liao, Tianliang Yun, Wei Li, Yonghong He, and Hui Ma, "Application of sphere-cylinder scattering model to skeletal muscle," Opt. Express 18, 15104-15112 (2010)

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