Abstract

Optical characterization of biological tissues is of real interest to improve medical diagnosis, in particular in the detection of precancerous tissues. We propose a new, noninvasive method allowing the estimation of the anisotropy factor. This method is based on the image analysis of the Q element of the Stokes vector backscattered from the turbid medium. These Q-element images show specific patterns depending on g. Therefore the use of Fourier descriptors (FDs) on simulated data to discriminate the specific geometrical features of the Q element enabled us to determine a linear relation between the anisotropy factor and six FDs. This method was applied on experimental data obtained with calibrated solutions. The anisotropy factor was estimated with a maximum relative error of 13%.

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