Propagation of highly scattered radiation in tissue

  • Avner Friedman
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 67)


An increasing number of biomedical technologies for sensor applications and photodynamic therapy are based on the propagation of highly scattered radiation in tissue. A simple example of a sensor is the Pulse Oximeter where light from a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is directed onto a finger (see Figure 12.1), and the measured attenuation determines whether the blood is oxygen rich or oxygen poor.


Transport Equation Electrical Impedance Imaging Pulse Oximeter Diffusion Approximation Impedance Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avner Friedman
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  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and its ApplicationsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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