CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FISICA E INGENIERIA DEL CENTRO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Retrieval of the optical properties of a semiinfinite compartment in a layered scattering medium by single-distance, time-resolved diffuse reflectance measurements
J. A. POMARICO.; H. GARCIA; D. GROSENICK; D. I. IRIARTE; R. MACDONALD
JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY AND RADIATIVE TRANSFER
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2017 vol. 189 p. 66 - 66
Functional analysis of the human brain requires methods that take the layered structure of the head into account. In this work we introduce an improved theoretical model that describes light propagation in multilayered, turbid cylinders with a infinitely thick bottom layer, which simplifies calculations and reduces computation times. Our approach was validated with Monte Carlo simulations and single distance, time-resolved experiments on a three-layered phantom, where the absorption of the deepest layer was gradually modified. We were able to retrieve both, the scattering and absorption coefficient of this layer within reasonable errors. Hereby, changes in scattering were found to have less effect on the experimental data than absorption changes, making the reliable estimation of the reduced scattering coefficient more difficult in comparison to absorption. Stability of the implemented fitting routine was thoroughly analyzed, revealing that special care is needed to obtain accurate values for the reduced scattering coefficient.