Temperature dependent refractive index of lipid tissue by optical coherence tomography imaging

dc.contributor.advisorMilner, Thomas E.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTunnell, Jamesen
dc.creatorLim, Hyunjien
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07T19:07:35Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-07T19:07:35Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-07-07T19:07:42Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractTemperature dependent optical properties of lipid tissue verify critical information of tissue dynamics which can be applied to tissue treatment and diagnosis of various pathological features. Current methods of treating lipid rich tissues via heating are associated with post operation complications. Recent studies shows potential of lipid rich tissue removal by cooling. For monitoring cooling procedure and physical and chemical changes in lipid tissue, temperature dependent optical properties in subzero cooling need to be verified. This study designed heat transfer system estimating heat flux by cooling and programmed codes for image and data processing to obtain refractive indices of rodent subcutaneous lipid tissue. Phase transition of lipid tissue was observed and finally verified temperature dependent refractive index coefficient of lipid tissue from 24°C to -10°C.en
dc.description.departmentBiomedical Engineeringen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3694en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3694en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectOpticsen
dc.subjectLipid tissueen
dc.subjectAdipose tissueen
dc.subjectLipolysisen
dc.subjectRefractive indexen
dc.subjectCoolingen
dc.titleTemperature dependent refractive index of lipid tissue by optical coherence tomography imagingen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentBiomedical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen

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