Transurethral fiber optics for in-vivo optical property determination: human and animal trials

Beop Min Kim, Martin R. Ostermeyer, Steven L. Jacques, David A. Levy, Pradip Chakrabarti, Jorge H. Torres, Andrew C. Eschenbach, Sohi Rastegar, Massoud Motamedi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A new optical probe which enables rapid and noninvasive measurement of the in vivo optical properties of tissues over a broad range of wavelengths is presented. The device was initially tested and calibrated in tissue-simulating phantoms whose optical properties were known to be similar to those of biological media. The technique was then applied in vivo to measure the optical properties of canine and human prostates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction VII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 29 1996Feb 1 1996


OtherLaser-Tissue Interaction VII
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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