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ISRN Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2014, Article ID 591592, 4 pages
Research Article

Measurement of Optical Scattering Coefficient of the Individual Layers of the Human Urinary Bladder Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, PMB 1221, Effurun, Nigeria

Received 23 September 2013; Accepted 6 January 2014; Published 16 February 2014

Academic Editors: T. Nyholm and F. Rannou

Copyright © 2014 O'tega Ejofodomi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The author reports measurement of the optical attenuation of the urinary bladder using Optical Coherence Tomography. This method uses the exponential relationship that exists between the intensity of the back-scattered infrared light and the penetration depth. The method is applied to Optical Coherence Tomography images of the human urinary bladder and the scattering coefficients of the top three layers (urothelium, lamina propria, and muscle layers, resp.) are extracted. An optical attenuation ratio of 1 : 6.2 : 4.2 for the three layers is reported.