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Discrimination of lipid-rich atheromas through whole blood using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy
Author(s): Andres F. Zuluaga; Barbara J. Marshik; Huwei Tan; Jing Tang; Anna M. Lindquist
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Paper Abstract

Rupture of lipid-rich arterial atheromas is believed to be the cause of most acute coronary events. We show that high sensitivity and specificity in the detection of these lesions is possible through whole blood varying from 0 to 3mm using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. This enables the use of a non-occlusive, intra-coronary catheter to screen high-risk patients to guide therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5141, Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine II, (8 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500787
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Andres F. Zuluaga, InfraReDx, Inc. (United States)
Barbara J. Marshik, InfraReDx, Inc. (United States)
Huwei Tan, InfraReDx, Inc. (United States)
Jing Tang, InfraReDx, Inc. (United States)
Anna M. Lindquist, InfraReDx, Inc. (United States)


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

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