Methods of extraction of optical properties from diffuse reflectance measurements of ex-vivo human colon tissue using thin film silicon photodetector arrays.
Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (SRDRS) is a promising technique for characterization of colon tissue. Herein, two methods for extracting the reduced scattering and absorption coefficients ( μ s ' ( λ ) and μ a ( λ ) ) from SRDRS data using lookup tables of simulated diffuse reflectance are reported. Experimental measurements of liquid tissue phantoms performed with a custom multi-pixel silicon SRDRS sensor spanning the 450 - 750 nm wavelength range were used to evaluate the extraction methods, demonstrating that the combined use of spatial and spectral data reduces extraction error compared to use of spectral data alone. Additionally, SRDRS measurements of normal and tumor ex-vivo human colon tissue are presented along with μ s ' ( λ ) and μ a ( λ ) extracted from these measurements.
LaRiviere, B; Ferguson, NL; Garman, KS; Fisher, DA; Jokerst, NM
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