Intensity-based feedback of the thermally induced denaturation of collagen

Duncan J. Maitland*, Joseph T. Walsh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the birefringent property of collagenous tissue results in a phase shift between scattered orthogonal linear polarizations, this phase shift was used to develop an intensity based measurement technique of birefringence. If the two orthogonal polarizations are coupled into a common linear polarization then interference, and thus intensity, may be used to dynamically measure denaturation-associated birefringence losses. Excellent agreement between the theory and experiments were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1735-1736
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 17th Annual Conference and 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Montreal, Can
Duration: Sep 20 1995Sep 23 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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