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Autofluorescence spectra analysis of human arteries
Author(s): Valentin Lyutskanov; Nikolai Minkovski; D. Angelinova
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Paper Abstract

A compact fiber optic spectrometer has been developed for the identification of arterial tissues. Two methods of laser induced autofluorescence spectra analysis were suggested to strongly distinguish atherosclerotic plaque from normal arterial wall. When the fluorometer is combined with a XeCl excimer angioplasty system it can be capable of guiding the process of safe laser ablation of atherosclerotic occlusions.

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Date Published: 27 December 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3052, Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262965
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Valentin Lyutskanov, Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Nikolai Minkovski, Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)
D. Angelinova, Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3052:
Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov, Editor(s)

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