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Near-IR Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy in surgery and medicine: detection of renal stones and bladder cancer
Author(s): Shuming Nie; Douglas C. B. Redd; Yunzhi Li; Nai-Teng Yu
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Paper Abstract

Tissue diagnosis and characterization are critically important to the development and applications of laser-based therapeutic procedures in urology (viz., laser lithotripsy and bladder cancer treatment). Recently, we demonstrated for the first time that the new technique of near-infrared laser excited Fourier transform (FT)-Raman spectroscopy can readily differentiate various types of renal stones and bladder cancer from normal kidney/bladder tissues. It has thus become possible to develop an FT-Raman-based fiberoptic sensor for clinical use in laser lithotripsy and bladder cancer treatment. The future development of such a diagnostic modality will allow a surgeon/physician to take real-time Raman spectra of urinary calculi or cancerous tissue via a flexible fiberoptic probe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1643, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137325
Show Author Affiliations
Shuming Nie, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Douglas C. B. Redd, Emory Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Yunzhi Li, Western Michigan Univ. (United States)
Nai-Teng Yu, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1643:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III
R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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