Influence of boundary conditions on the accuracy of diffusion theory in time-resolved reflectance spectroscopy of biological tissues

A. H. Hielscher, S. L. Jacques, L. H. Wang, F. K. Tittel

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Abstract

The applicability of diffusion theory for the determination of tissue optical properties from time resolved reflectance spectroscopy was investigated. Monte Carlo simulations, which describe the photon migration with high accuracy, were compared to analytical expression found from diffusion theory. Different boundary conditions for the air tissue interface were assumed and the influence of the choice of the boundary conditions on the accuracy of the findings for the optical parameters was determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1610-1611
Number of pages2
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 3
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Hielscher, A. H., Jacques, S. L., Wang, L. H., & Tittel, F. K. (1993). Influence of boundary conditions on the accuracy of diffusion theory in time-resolved reflectance spectroscopy of biological tissues. In A. Y. J. Szeto, & R. M. Rangayyan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 3 ed., pp. 1610-1611). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 15, No. pt 3). Publ by IEEE.