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Reflectance, scattering, and laser induced fluorescence for the detection of dental caries
Author(s): Eleni Drakaki; Myrsini Makropoulou; Maruan Khabbaz; Alexandros A Serafetinides
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Paper Abstract

Directional dependence of reflected laser light and of the laser induced fluorescence signals performed both on the intact hard dental tissues, such as enamel, dentine, cementum and on the tissues pathologically affected by caries (superficial, intermediate, and deep). The laser induced fluorescence spectra were collected at different angles of observation and were correlated with the different scattering and reflectance properties of the hard dental samples

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5141, Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine II, (8 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500519
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Eleni Drakaki, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Myrsini Makropoulou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Maruan Khabbaz, Univ. of Medicine/Athens (Greece)
Alexandros A Serafetinides, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5141:
Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine II
Georges A. Wagnieres, Editor(s)

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