Translator Disclaimer
1 September 2000 Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on the Red and Near-infrared Optical Properties of the Human Breast
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Time-resolved reflectance and transmittance spectroscopy was applied to measure in vivo the absorption and transport scattering spectra of the female breast from 610 to 1010 nm. Three measurement configurations were used to probe different breast regions, and data were collected two or three times in each of the five phases of the menstrual cycle. The absorption spectra were best-fitted with a linear combination of the spectra of the main tissue constituents (water, lipids, oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin). This allowed us to evaluate percentage contents of water and lipids, total hemoglobin content and hemoglobin oxygen saturation. The scattering spectra were interpreted with a function derived from Mie theory, providing information on the density and average size of the tissue scatterers. Significant changes in the estimated variables were observed with measurement geometry, reflecting the heterogeneous nature of the breast, and with time, in agreement with expected physiological changes over the menstrual cycle.

Rinaldo Cubeddu, Cosimo D'Andrea, Antonio Pifferi, Paola Taroni, Alessandro Torricelli, and Gianluca Valentini "Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on the Red and Near-infrared Optical Properties of the Human Breast," Photochemistry and Photobiology 72(3), 383-391, (1 September 2000). https://doi.org/10.1562/0031-8655(2000)072<0383:EOTMCO>2.0.CO;2
Received: 17 February 2000; Accepted: 1 June 2000; Published: 1 September 2000
JOURNAL ARTICLE
9 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top