Development of simulated pigmented lesions in an optical skin-tissue phantom: Experimental measurements in the visible and near infrared

Manuela Lualdi, Ambrogio Colombo, Alberto Mari, Stefano Tomatis, Renato Marchesini

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Abstract

The development of simulated pigmented lesions in an optical skin tissue phantom was discussed. The basic material for phantoms was a transparent silicone rubber in which melanin, Al2O3 particles and different types of cosmetic powders were added as diffusers and absorbers. The optical properties of tissue phantom components such as total attenuation, scattering coefficients, phase function and absorption were determined using direct and indirect techniques. To verify the reliability of simulation model, subsequent rise in temperature and in the description of light interaction with biological tissues the phantom could be a useful tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Laser Applications
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2002

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lesions
Skin
Tissue
Infrared radiation
Melanin
melanin
silicone rubber
Silicone Elastomers
Cosmetics
diffusers
Melanins
scattering coefficients
Silicones
Powders
absorbers
Rubber
Optical properties
attenuation
Scattering
optical properties

Keywords

  • AlO particles
  • Cosmetic powder
  • Melanin
  • Optical coefficients
  • Skin melanoma
  • Skin simulants
  • Tissue optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Development of simulated pigmented lesions in an optical skin-tissue phantom : Experimental measurements in the visible and near infrared. / Lualdi, Manuela; Colombo, Ambrogio; Mari, Alberto; Tomatis, Stefano; Marchesini, Renato.

In: Journal of Laser Applications, Vol. 14, No. 2, 05.2002, p. 122-127.

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