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Title: Low coherence optical methods for express noninvasive bio-medical diagnostics
Author: Veksler, Boris
ISNI:       0000 0004 2686 4966
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2010
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Coherence is the fundamental property of optical radiation. Methods based on this characteristic are employed in different areas of research even in NASA and European space agency. However, coherence properties of light can be successfully applied in life sciences for the purposes of diagnostics and treatment. The subject of current research is the development and improvement of the quantitative performance of non-invasive low coherence optical diagnostic which is a novel modern biomedical technique uniquely suited for the measurements of particles distribution within the topical layers of biological tissues and other complex media, such as polymers, colloids, composite materials, etc. This approach is based on the illumination of a medium by optical radiation with a low coherence both spatial and temporal, and analysis of the back-scattering signal. Recently introduced this technique is not currently used. The main difficulty in the developing of practical low-coherence systems in biomedical diagnostics is associated with the complexity of biotissues structure. For example, the human skin has very complex structure and consists with several layers of cells with unique optical properties in each layer. External boundary and internal boundaries between layers are rough and wavy. Thus, the most accurate description of optical radiation propagation is extremely complicated to achieve and can be performed only as a computer simulation. All further investigations of the optical methods of biotissues diagnostics can be enhanced using such computer models.
Supervisor: Meglinski, Igor Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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