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26 April 2007 Monitoring changes in the scattering properties of mouse skin with optical coherence tomography during an in vivo glucose tolerance test
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A non-invasive glucose monitoring technique would make evaluation of blood glucose values easier and more convenient. This would help diabetic patients to control their blood glucose values more regularly. A few years ago optical coherence tomography (OCT) was proposed as a non-invasive sensor for monitoring changes in blood glucose concentration. The method is based on monitoring glucose-induced changes in the scattering properties of the target. This article describes how OCT was used to monitor changes in the scattering properties of mouse skin during an in vivo glucose tolerance test. The results show that OCT has the potential to register glucose-induced changes in the optical properties of the sample. However, a commercial OCT device with a probe designed for imaging is not very suitable for non-invasive monitoring of glucose-induced changes in scattering. The problems confronted in this study, possibly originating from the small size of the animals, are discussed in the article.
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M. Kinnunen, S. Tausta, R. Myllylä, and S. Vainio "Monitoring changes in the scattering properties of mouse skin with optical coherence tomography during an in vivo glucose tolerance test", Proc. SPIE 6535, Saratov Fall Meeting 2006: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VIII, 65350B (26 April 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.740621
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