Optical properties of biological tissues: A review

Steven Jacques

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Abstract

A review of reported tissue optical properties summarizes the wavelength-dependent behavior of scattering and absorption. Formulae are presented for generating the optical properties of a generic tissue with variable amounts of absorbing chromophores (blood, water, melanin, fat, yellow pigments) and a variable balance between small-scale scatterers and large-scale scatterers in the ultrastructures of cells and tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume58
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2013

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