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Optical spectroscopy and tooth decay
Author(s): P. Misra; T. De; R. Singh
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Paper Abstract

Optical spectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and mid-infrared spectral regions has been used to discriminate between healthy and diseased teeth of patients in the age range 15-75 years. Spectral scans of absorbance versus wavenumber and fluorescence intensity versus wavelength have been recorded and investigated for caries and periodontal disease. Such optical diagnostics can prove very useful in the early detection and treatment of tooth decay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5968, Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 59680D (26 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.660053
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P. Misra, Howard Univ. (United States)
T. De, Howard Univ. (United States)
R. Singh, Howard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5968:
Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Khalil A. Khatri; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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