Evaluation of optical imaging and spectroscopy approaches for cardiac tissue depth assessment

Bevin Lin, Dennis L Matthews, Victor Chernomordik, Amir Gandjbakhche, Steve Lane, Stavros Demos

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NIR light scattering from ex vivo porcine cardiac tissue was investigated to understand how imaging or point measurement approaches may assist development of methods for tissue depth assessment. Our results indicate an increase of average image intensity as thickness increases up to approximately 2 mm. In a dual fiber spectroscopy configuration, sensitivity up to approximately 3 mm with an increase to 6 mm when spectral ratio between selected wavelengths was obtained. Preliminary Monte Carlo results provided reasonable fit to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
StatePublished - 2008
EventBiomedical Applications of Light Scattering II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2008Jan 21 2008


OtherBiomedical Applications of Light Scattering II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Cardiac tissue
  • Depth
  • Imaging
  • Light scattering
  • Near infrared
  • Polarization
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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