Abstract

We report on the scattering properties of oxygenated and de-oxygenated whole blood from 250-1000 nm. We determined the complex refractive index of oxygenated and de-oxygenated hemoglobin using Kramers Kronig analysis and Optical Coherence Tomography measurements. Combining these data with Mie theory, the scattering properties of oxygenated and deoxygenated whole blood were calculated. The results show strong oxygen saturation dependent scattering effects, which should be taken into account in data analysis of optical oxymetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages78-84
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Jan 200428 Jan 2004

Conference

ConferenceProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period26/01/200428/01/2004

Keywords

  • Kramers Kronig relations
  • Optical properties
  • Oxygen saturation

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