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dc.contributor.authorMignon, Charles*
dc.contributor.authorTobin, Desmond J.*
dc.contributor.authorZeitouny, M.*
dc.contributor.authorUzunbajakava, N.E.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T11:39:09Z
dc.date.available2018-02-01T11:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-01
dc.identifier.citationMignon C, Tobin DJ, Zeitouny M et al (2018) Shedding light on the variability of optical skin properties: finding a path towards more accurate prediction of light propagation in human cutaneous compartments. Biomedical Optics Express. 9(2): 852-872.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/14780
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractFinding a path towards a more accurate prediction of light propagation in human skin remains an aspiration of biomedical scientists working on cutaneous applications both for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. The objective of this study was to investigate variability of the optical properties of human skin compartments reported in literature, to explore the underlying rational of this variability and to propose a dataset of values, to better represent an in vivo case and recommend a solution towards a more accurate prediction of light propagation through cutaneous compartments. To achieve this, we undertook a novel, logical yet simple approach. We first reviewed scientific articles published between 1981 and 2013 that reported on skin optical properties, to reveal the spread in the reported quantitative values. We found variations of up to 100-fold. Then we extracted the most trust-worthy datasets guided by a rule that the spectral properties should reflect the specific biochemical composition of each of the skin layers. This resulted in the narrowing of the spread in the calculated photon densities to 6-fold. We conclude with a recommendation to use the identified most robust datasets when estimating light propagation in human skin using Monte Carlo simulations. Alternatively, otherwise follow our proposed strategy to screen any new datasets to determine their biological relevance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Marie-Curie Actions Programme, Grant agreement no. 607886en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.9.000852en_US
dc.rights© 2018 Optical Society of America. Users may use, reuse, and build upon the article, or use the article for text or data mining, so long as such uses are for non-commercial purposes and appropriate attribution is maintained. All other rights are reserved.en_US
dc.subjectOptical properties; Light propagation in tissues; Tissue; Propagationen_US
dc.titleShedding light on the variability of optical skin properties: finding a path towards more accurate prediction of light propagation in human cutaneous compartmentsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2017-12-30
dc.date.application2018-01-29
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-28T02:47:34Z


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