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Detection of fungi colony growth on bones by dynamic speckle
Author(s): F. M. Vincitorio; N. Budini; C. Mulone; M. Spector; C. Freyre; A. J. López Díaz; A. Ramil
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Paper Abstract

In this work we have studied the dynamic speckle patterns of mucor fungi colonies, which were inoculated on different samples. We were interested in analyzing the development of fungi colonies in bones, since during the last two years, a series of infections by mucor fungi have been reported on patients from different hospitals in Argentina. Coincidentally, all of these infections appeared on patients that were subjected to a surgical intervention for implantation of a titanium prosthesis. Apparently, the reason of the infection was a deficient sterilization process in conjunction with an accidental contamination. We observed that fungi growth, activity and death can be distinguished by means of the dynamic speckle technique.

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Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 8785D2 (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025550
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F. M. Vincitorio, Univ. Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
N. Budini, Univ. Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
Instituto de Física del Litoral (Argentina)
C. Mulone, Univ. Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
M. Spector, Univ. Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
C. Freyre, Univ. Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
A. J. López Díaz, Univ. da Coruña (Spain)
A. Ramil, Univ. da Coruña (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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