Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Medicine, First Experimental Results
Autofluorescence is known to be a method for tissue identication. Most research work is done for plaque and arterial wall identification in angioplasty. The theoretical principal of the feedback and control circuit with the Excimer-Laser for simultaneous fluorescence induction and ablation is discussed. Different indications in surgery were proposed.
A new way of spectral analysis is presented using the whole spektrum instead of single wavelength. This method was applied to 315 spectra of bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, fat, artery, and plaque. The results show that the quality of identification depends on the homogenity of the tissue.
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