NOTE: This analysis did not consider melanin, and did include bilirubin (porphyrin).
An updated version of this analysis includes epidermal melanin and ignores bilirubin (see April 2008).

Special lecture presented at SPIE Photonics West 2005

Spectroscopic determination of tissue optical properties using optical fiber spectrometer..

Steven L. Jacques

Biomedical Engineering and Dermatology
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
Portland, Oregon, USA

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"This paper discusses how to use an optical fiber spectrometer
to measure the optical scattering properties of tissues