A Random Walk Theory of Time-Resolved Optical Absorption Spectroscopy in Tissue

  • Robert F. Bonner
  • Ralph Nossal
  • George H. Weiss

Abstract

A random walk theory of photon diffusion in tissue is discussed, and shown to reproduce features of some recent experiments by Chance et al. The theory allows one to calculate, from the absorption and scattering coefficients of turbid medium, the time dependence of surface emission.

Keywords

Transit Time Turbid Medium Isotropic Scattering Anisotropic Scattering Relative Light Intensity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. Bonner
    • 1
  • Ralph Nossal
    • 2
  • George H. Weiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation BranchNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Physical Sciences LaboratoryNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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