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Hazards and benefits of in-vivo Raman spectroscopy of human skin
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Carter; Adrian C. Williams; Brian W. Barry; Howell G.M. Edwards
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Paper Abstract

The resurgence of Raman spectroscopy, in the late 1980's has led to an increase in the use of the technique for the analysis of biological tissues. Consequently, Raman spectroscopy is now regarded to be a well-established non- invasive, non-destructive technique, which is used to obtain good quality spectra from biological tissues with minimal fluorescence. What is presently of interest to our group is to develop further and establish the technique for in vivo investigations of healthy and diseased skin. This presentation discusses some potentially valuable clinical applications of the technique, and also highlights some of the experimental difficulties that were encountered when examining patients who were receiving treatment for psoriasis.

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Date Published: 9 April 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3608, Biomedical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy, (9 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.345390
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Elizabeth A. Carter, Univ. of Bradford School of Pharmacy (United Kingdom)
Adrian C. Williams, Univ. of Bradford School of Pharmacy (United Kingdom)
Brian W. Barry, Univ. of Bradford School of Pharmacy (United Kingdom)
Howell G.M. Edwards, Univ. of Bradford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3608:
Biomedical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy
Michael D. Morris, Editor(s)

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