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Opt Lett. 2005 Nov 15;30(22):3051-3.

Fractal mechanisms of light scattering in biological tissue and cells.

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Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, The City College and Graduate Center of City University of New York, NY 10031, USA.


We use fractal continuous random media to model visible and near-infrared light scattering by biological tissue and cell suspensions. The power law of the reduced scattering coefficient, the anisotropy factor of scattering, and the phase function are derived with good agreement with experimental results. Implications for spectroscopic tissue diagnosis are discussed.

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