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27 December 1996 Laser-induced fluorescence as a diagnostic tool in atherosclerosis
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Proceedings Volume 3052, Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262964
Event: Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers: Physics and Applications, 1996, Varna, Bulgaria
Abstract
Experiments on atherosclerotic plaque diagnosis were carried out using laser induced fluorescence. Different excitation wavelengths were tested: 488 nm and 457.9 nm of a c.w. Ar+ laser as well as 476 nm and 407 nm of a c.w. Kr+ laser. Over 15 samples were examined and several spectra were obtained from each sample. Results were cross- examined with conventional clinical techniques, such as histopathological diagnosis, which showed three main components of the atherosclerotic plaque: fibrous tissue, lipid constituents and calcified plaque. An effort was made to distinguish the composition of the sample from the obtained spectra. Fluorescence spectra corresponding to calcified plaque present their maximum in the area of 530 nm - 550 nm. However, there was not observed a specific wavelength where spectra corresponding to fibrous tissue and lipid constituents present maximum. Full width half maximum of the fluorescence spectra was also measured and the ratio of the fluorescence intensity at 600 nm over the intensity at 576 nm, I(600)/I(576), was calculated.
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Nikoletta Anastasopoulou, B. Arapoglou, P. Demakakos, Mersini I. Makropoulou, A. Paphiti, Y. S. Raptis, and Alexander A. Serafetinides "Laser-induced fluorescence as a diagnostic tool in atherosclerosis", Proc. SPIE 3052, Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262964; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262964
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