Reduced scattering coefficient

Definition: The reduced scattering coefficient measures how much light is scattered by tissue assuming equal probability for the scattering angle (isotropic scattering) without absorption. Besides the absorption coefficient, it is one of the two main optical parameters that model light propagation through tissue in the diffusion approximation. Reduced scattering coefficient can be formulated as:

Alternative definition:

Synonym: Transport scattering coefficient, Scattering parameter


Related terms: Scattering coefficient, Anisotropy factor  

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