• Characterizing optical properties in fibrous tissues 

    Shuaib, Ali (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Optical methods are promising for non-invasive tissue characterization. Biological tissues can be classified into isotropic tissues and anisotropic tissues. The optical properties of isotropic tissues such as adipose ...
  • Optical characterization of skeletal muscles 

    Xia, Jinjun, 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The optical absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of bulk skeleton muscle were measured by fitting the diffusion model to spatially resolved diffuse reflectance measurements. Muscle pigments were characterized ...
  • Optical reflectance in fibrous tissues and skeletal muscles 

    Ranasinghesagara, Janaka C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    We studied diffuse optical reflectance in two anisotropic biological tissues: high moisture soy extrudates and skeletal muscles. High moisture extrusion of soy proteins can produce healthy alternative protein sources that ...
  • Propagation of polarized light in skeletal muscle 

    Li, Xin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Skeletal muscle is a very important tissue in animals and humans. Optical polarization imaging is a non-invasive method to study biological tissues and provides unique polarization contrast. An imaging system was developed ...
  • Study of human pupillary light reflex and its potential application in autism 

    Fan, Xiaofei, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Pupillary light reflex (PLR) can be used as an objective and non-invasive method to evaluate certain brain functions. In this research, we developed a binocular pupillogram recording system and investigated the properties ...
  • True depth resolved polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography 

    Fan, Chuanmao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PSOCT) can image sample polarization properties including retardance, diattenuance, and optical axis and has potential applications in many biomedical fields. However, ...