Monte Carlo analysis of influence of phase function on time-resolved reflectance spectroscopy

Kenji Tanaka, Ryuichiro Araki, Yukari Tanikawa, Yukio Yamada, Eiji Okada

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For diagnostic spectroscopy of the biological tissue, methodology to measure the optical properties of small tissue samples is required. Since anisotropic scattering is occurred in the biological tissue, diffusion approximation is no longer valid for light propagation in small sample of tissue. The influence of anisotoropic factor of the tissue sample on time resolved reflectance detected at small source-detector spacing is investigated. The time-resolved reflectance measured with small source-detector spacing is well approximated by the estimated scattering component predicted by Monte Carlo simulation under assumption of anisotropic scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIOMED 2002
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)1557527024
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIOMED 2002 - Miami Beach, United States
Duration: 2002 Apr 72002 Apr 10

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIOMED 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami Beach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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