Assessment of tissue polarimetric properties using Stokes polarimetric imaging with circularly polarized illumination

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Title: Assessment of tissue polarimetric properties using Stokes polarimetric imaging with circularly polarized illumination
Authors: Qi, J
He, H
Lin, J
Dong, Y
Chen, D
Ma, H
Elson, DS
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Tissue depolarization and linear retardance are the main polarization characteristics of interest for bulk tissue characterization, and are normally interpreted from Mueller polarimetry. Stokes polarimetry can be conducted using simpler instrumentation and in a shorter time. Here we use Stokes polarimetric imaging with circularly polarized illumination to assess the circular depolarization and linear retardance properties of tissue. Results obtained were compared with Mueller polarimetry in transmission and reflection geometry respectively. It is found that circular depolarization obtained from these two methods is very similar in both geometries, and that linear retardance is highly quantitatively similar for transmission geometry and qualitatively similar for reflection geometry. The majority of tissue circular depolarization and linear retardance image information (represented by local image contrast features) obtained from Mueller polarimetry is well preserved from Stokes polarimetry in both geometries. These findings can be referred to for further understanding tissue Stokes polarimetric data, and for further application of Stokes polarimetry under the circumstances where short acquisition time or low optical system complexity is a priority, such as polarimetric endoscopy and microscopy.
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2017
Date of Acceptance: 9-Nov-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/54089
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201700139
ISSN: 1864-063X
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Biophotonics
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Copyright Statement: © 2017 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Qi, J., He, H., Lin, J., Dong, Y., Chen, D., Ma, H. and Elson, D. S. (), Assessment of tissue polarimetric properties using Stokes polarimetric imaging with circularly polarized illumination. J. Biophotonics, e201700139. Accepted Author Manuscript. which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201700139. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
National Institute for Health Research
The Royal Society
Funder's Grant Number: 242991
II-LB-0214-20009
IE150970
Keywords: Mueller polarimetry
Stokes polarimetry
imaging through turbid media
polarimetric imaging
tissue polarimetry
(Polarimetric imaging
Imaging through turbid media.)
Mueller polarimetry
Stokes polarimetry
Tissue polarimetry
Optoelectronics & Photonics
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: e201700139
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine



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