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Tissue differentiation by refractive index using fiber optic displacement sensor

Al-Ashwal, Rania and Sazali, Amirul Ridhwan and Lo, Alex Zhen Kai and Ab. Rashid, Amir Mustakim and Mohamad Afandi, Mohamad Hafiz and Mohd. Najib, Muhammad Syafiq and Fadzil, Nurul Afiqah and Mohamed Amin, Syakirah (2018) Tissue differentiation by refractive index using fiber optic displacement sensor. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4.26). pp. 60-62. ISSN 2227-524X


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The optical properties can differentiate biological tissues. Refractive index (RI) is one of the optical parameters that can be used for the said purpose. Many different methods of measuring the refractive index of tissue have been found but involve complicated procedure and setup. The proposed way of measuring the refractive index of fabric using fibre optic displacement sensor does not include difficult steps. The installation has the highest measurement at 4 mm displacement between the fibre probe and the tissue sample. Sensitivity achieved when tested with three different solutions was 82.74 nW/RIU at the maximum movement. The installation can determine the refractive index of skin, muscle and fat tissue of porcine sample with a difference of 4.3%, 7.4% and 3.9% respectively using the standard RI of each tissue. The proposed method shows promising results and possible application of simple non-contact refractive index measurement of biological tissue.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:displacement, fiber optic, refractive index, sensor, tissue differentiation
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:85181
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:04 Mar 2020 01:31
Last Modified:04 Mar 2020 01:31

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