8 March 2013 Validating in vivo Raman spectroscopy of bone in human subjects
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Raman spectroscopy can non-destructively measure properties of bone related to mineral density, mineral composition, and collagen composition. Bone properties can be measured through the skin in animal and human subjects, but correlations between the transcutaneous and exposed bone measurements have only been reported for human cadavers. In this study, we examine human subjects to collect measurements transcutaneously, on surgically exposed bone, and on recovered bone fragments. This data will be used to demonstrate in vivo feasibility and to compare transcutaneous and exposed Raman spectroscopy of bone. A commercially available Raman spectrograph and optical probe operating at 785 nm excitation are used for the in vivo measurements. Requirements for applying Raman spectroscopy during a surgery are also discussed.
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Francis W. L. Esmonde-White, Francis W. L. Esmonde-White, Michael D. Morris, Michael D. Morris, "Validating in vivo Raman spectroscopy of bone in human subjects", Proc. SPIE 8565, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX, 85656K (8 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2005679

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