Transurethral in-vivo optical properties of the human prostate gland

David A. Levy, Jon A. Schwartz, Martin R. Ostermeyer, Steven L. Jacques, Andrew C. Eschenbach

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Abstract

We determined the optical properties of the human prostate, in vivo, over multiple wavelengths for 6 men, in an outpatient setting. Analysis of these data reveal reliable determination of the optical properties in the 650 - 800 nm range, however, values in the shorter wavelengths (400 - 625 nm) were not interpretable due to a low signal to noise ratio. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the optical properties i.e. reduced scattering coefficient [μ s (cm -1)], absorption coefficient [μ a (cm -1)], and penetration depth [δ (cm)], for the in vivo human prostate over multiple wavelengths in the white light spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR.Rox Anderson
Pages329-334
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventLasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 1996Jan 30 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2671

Other

OtherLasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period1/27/961/30/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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