The key objectives of this course are to:
▪ Detailed understanding on optics fundamentals, light-tissue interaction, molecular spectroscopy.
▪ Understand phenomena such as scattering, absorption, fluorescence, and polarization, and how these properties can be utilized in biomedical diagnostics and imaging.
▪ Learn photon transport equation in turbid media, diffusion theory approximation, and Monte Carlo methods for solving inverse problems. Different configurations of near-infrared spectroscopy, such as continuous wave, frequency domain, and time-domain.
▪ Provide hands-on experience in optical instrumentation and characterization of optical tissue phantom that mimics optical properties of biological tissues.Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
▪ Acquire fundamental understanding of the optical instruments (optical components, source, and detectors).
▪ Analyze the underlying mathematical model of the light-tissue interaction and the optical techniques to quantify tissue physiological attributes.
▪ Design and analyze optical systems and its instrumentation to apply in the field of biomedical engineering.
▪ Perform the experiment, acquire data, and interpret the parameters related to light-tissue interaction.
▪ Independently develop optical phantom tissue, perform the optical experiment, acquire data, and troubleshoot practical problems related to light-tissue interaction.