Biomedical applications of enhanced backscattering spectroscopy

Jeremy D. Rogers*, Nikhil Mutyal, Andrew Radosevich, Vladimir Turzhitsky, Hemant Roy, Vadim Backman

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Enhanced Backscattering Spectroscopy enables minimally invasive measurement of optical properties of biological tissues by characterizing the shape of backscattered light in both angle and spectrum. The peak in scattering intensity in the retroreflection direction depends on the scattering properties of a random medium including mean free path, anisotropy, and even higher order characteristics such as mass fractal dimension. These properties are shown to be significant markers of risk in gastrointestinal cancers. Miniaturization of the technology with development of a fiber optic probe and supporting instrumentation enables in vivo clinical studies of risk stratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011


Other2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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