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Laser-induced tissue autofluorescence versus exogenous chemical probe induced fluorescence as an arterial layer detection method: a comparative study
Author(s): Theodore G. Papazoglou; Koh Arakawa; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; Thanassis Papaioannou; Michael C. Fishbein M.D.; Frank Litvack M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The goal ofihis sludy was o develop a reliable laser inducedfluorescence specira analysis system using the 308nm Excimer Laser as an ablaiion andfluorescence inducing source. During our analysis we also aflempled lo determine whether exogenous chloroeiracycline hydrocloride (CTC) increased the discrimination capacity of the LIFS system. We then assessed the ability of CTC to improve the detection of the boundary between atheroma and normal media.

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17511
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Theodore G. Papazoglou, Univ. of Southern California and Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Koh Arakawa, Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Thanassis Papaioannou, Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael C. Fishbein M.D., Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Frank Litvack M.D., Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1201:
Optical Fibers in Medicine V
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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