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Evaluation Of Spectral Discriminant Functions For Guidance Of Laser Angioplasty
Author(s): Kenneth M. O'Brien; Arthur F. Gmitro; Gene R. Gindi; Mark L. Stetz; Francis W. Cutruzzola; Lawrence I. Laifer; Lawrence I. Deckelbaum
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Paper Abstract

Development of a clinically acceptable laser angioplasty system has been hindered by the inability to adequately guide ablative laser radiation to atherosclerotic plaque. Low power laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy is capable of discriminating normal and atherosclerotic arterial tissue. The purpose of this investigation was to develop and evaluate several spectral classification algorithms that would enable discrimination of atherosclerotic and normal arterial tissue by a computer controlled fluorescence guided laser angioplasty system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1067, Optical Fibers in Medicine IV, (15 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952110
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth M. O'Brien, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)
Arthur F. Gmitro, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)
Gene R. Gindi, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)
Mark L. Stetz, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)
Francis W. Cutruzzola, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)
Lawrence I. Laifer, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)
Lawrence I. Deckelbaum, Yale University School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1067:
Optical Fibers in Medicine IV
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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