We measured the fat thickness noninvasively by using a diffuse optical method for tissuesimulating phantoms and human tissues. A light source module composed of 770 nm low-power chip LEDs and a photo-detector were used in this study. The optical tissue phantoms were composed of a fat and a muscle layer made with gels with appropriate absorption/scattering coefficients. The fat thickness was varied from several to 30 mm. After a proper calibration procedure, we used this system to conduct human studies. Based on this preliminary study, noninvasive fat thickness measurements are possible with a simple curve-fitting procedure.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Korean Physical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Nov|
- Diffuse optics
- Fat thickness
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)