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Development of excitation light source for photodynamic diagnosis
Author(s): Hyun Soo Lim
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Paper Abstract

Photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) is a method to diagnose the possibility of cancer, both by the principle that if a photosensitizer is injected into an organic tissue, it is accumulated in the tissue of a malignant tumor selectively after a specific period, and by a comparison of the intensity of the fluorescence of normal tissue with abnormal tissue after investigating the excitation light of a tissue with accumulated photosensitizer. Currently, there are two methods of PDD: The first is a way to acquire incitement fluorescence by using a photosensitizer, and the second is a way to use auto-fluorescence by green fluorescence protein (GFP) and red fluorescence protein (RFP) such as NADH+ active factors within the organic body. Since the selection of the wavelength band of excitation light has an interrelation with fluorescence generation according to the selection of a photosensitizer, it plays an important role in PDD. This study aims at designing and evaluating light source devices that can stably generate light with various kinds of wavelengths in order to make possible PDD using a photosensitizer and diagnosis using auto-fluorescence. The light source was a Xenon lamp and filter wheel, composed of an optical output control through Iris and filters with several wavelength bands. It also makes the inducement of auto-fluorescence possible because it is designed to generate a wavelength band of 380-420nm, 430-480nm, 480-560nm. The transmission part of the light source was developed to enhance the efficiency of light transmission. To evaluate this light source, the characteristics of light output and wavelength band were verified. To validate the capability of this device as PDD, the detection of auto-fluorescence using mouse models was performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6848, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VI, 684818 (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761420
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Hyun Soo Lim, Chungnam National Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6848:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VI
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest; David A. Benaron; Gerald E. Cohn, Editor(s)

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