Comparison of polarization and polarimetric optical tomography methods for recognition of tissue simulators inside breast phantom

Sławomir Miernicki, Piotr Kamil Sobotka, Andrzej Witold Domański

Abstract


In the paper we present results of recognition of tissues simulators inside breast phantom based on polarization analysis of scattered light as well as polarimetric optical tomography method based on Mueller Stokes formalism. Blood, fat and muscle tissues were simulated by 10mm diameter probes with red dye, 20% Intralipid™ and water with polarizing foil respectively. All tissue simulators were placed inside container (diameter 120mm) filled by 0.1% solution of Intralipid™. Different kind of polarization state of laser beam (670nm, 35 mW) was used for lighting the container (breast phantom). Results of measurement show that polarization optical tomography easier allows to recognize different kind of tissue simulators. On the other hand polarimetric optical tomography allows for better recognition of angular placement of tissue simulators.  

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