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Investigation of a light imaging system to detect small lesions in thick tissues
Author(s): Abund Ottokar Wist; Peter Moon; Steven Lynn Herr; Panos P. Fatouros
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Paper Abstract

A light imaging system is being developed which can at this time detect and characterize small lesions on the surface and deep inside a tooth or tissue. It depends on the existence of light photons which can fully traverse a tooth in a straight path and therefore can make -- similar to x rays -- a clear shadow of a pathology on the receiver. To observe the very weak, transmitted, unscattered light rays a special patented system has been developed using collimated, narrow light beams and a highly sensitive, post collimated receiver which are rasterscanned over the entire sample. The image can be transferred in analog form to a film or observed after digitization on a 256 grayshade monitor. The light image can be observed in a regular or slower high sensitivity mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2329, Optical and Imaging Techniques in Biomedicine, (1 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200884
Show Author Affiliations
Abund Ottokar Wist, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Peter Moon, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Steven Lynn Herr, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Panos P. Fatouros, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2329:
Optical and Imaging Techniques in Biomedicine
Hans-Jochen Foth; Aaron Lewis; Halina Podbielska; Michel Robert-Nicoud; Herbert Schneckenburger; Anthony J. Wilson, Editor(s)

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