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Title: Method and apparatus for determining fat content of tissue

Abstract

A method and apparatus for determining characteristics of tissue is disclosed. The method comprises supplying optical energy to a tissue and detecting at a plurality of locations consequent energy scattered by the tissue. Analysis of the scattered energy as taught herein provides information concerning the properties of the tissue, specifically information related to the fat and lean content and thickness of the tissue. The apparatus comprises a light source adapted to deliver optical energy to a tissue. A plurality of detectors can be mounted at different positions relative to the source to detect energy scattered by the tissue. A signal processor as taught herein can determine characteristics of the tissue from the signals from the detectors and locations of the detectors, specifically information related to the fat and lean content and thickness of the tissue.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. (Edgewood, NM)
  3. (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
873975
Patent Number(s):
6285904
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; determining; fat; content; tissue; characteristics; disclosed; comprises; supplying; optical; energy; detecting; plurality; locations; consequent; scattered; analysis; taught; provides; information; concerning; properties; specifically; related; lean; thickness; light; source; adapted; deliver; detectors; mounted; positions; relative; detect; signal; processor; determine; signals; signal processor; method comprises; apparatus comprises; light source; optical energy; provides information; apparatus comprise; method comprise; information related; signal process; /600/

Citation Formats

Weber, Thomas M., Spletzer, Barry L., Bryan, Jon R., Dickey, Fred M., Shagam, Richard N., and Gooris, Luc. Method and apparatus for determining fat content of tissue. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Weber, Thomas M., Spletzer, Barry L., Bryan, Jon R., Dickey, Fred M., Shagam, Richard N., & Gooris, Luc. Method and apparatus for determining fat content of tissue. United States.
Weber, Thomas M., Spletzer, Barry L., Bryan, Jon R., Dickey, Fred M., Shagam, Richard N., and Gooris, Luc. Mon . "Method and apparatus for determining fat content of tissue". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873975.
@article{osti_873975,
title = {Method and apparatus for determining fat content of tissue},
author = {Weber, Thomas M. and Spletzer, Barry L. and Bryan, Jon R. and Dickey, Fred M. and Shagam, Richard N. and Gooris, Luc},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for determining characteristics of tissue is disclosed. The method comprises supplying optical energy to a tissue and detecting at a plurality of locations consequent energy scattered by the tissue. Analysis of the scattered energy as taught herein provides information concerning the properties of the tissue, specifically information related to the fat and lean content and thickness of the tissue. The apparatus comprises a light source adapted to deliver optical energy to a tissue. A plurality of detectors can be mounted at different positions relative to the source to detect energy scattered by the tissue. A signal processor as taught herein can determine characteristics of the tissue from the signals from the detectors and locations of the detectors, specifically information related to the fat and lean content and thickness of the tissue.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

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