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Microscopic photon-counting image system in the field of medical science
Author(s): Susheng Wang
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Paper Abstract

The photon counting image system is able to detect the ultra-weak bioluminescence, but it only can detect the macro image of organisms. In the research of the luminescence of cell or molecules level, the microscopic photon counting image system is necessary. In this paper the microscopic photon counting image system is discussed. The difference of both systems is that the microscopic photon counting image system is a noise limited system. The light source of radioisotope 14c is used for examination the state to ensure the limit detect of system. The fundamental capability of system is to measure the distribution and function of extremely small amounts of biomolecules, to realize time visualization of oxyradical burst activities, continuous observation of calcium ion wave moving, and monitor of gene expression etc. It will be important develop to transform from photon image to molecule image and from image of histology to image of function. It will provide prettify future for application in the field of biology and medical science.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3863, 1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364400
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Susheng Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3863:
1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics
Qingming Luo; Britton Chance; Lihong V. Wang; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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