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Remote skin tissue diagnostics in vivo by fiber optic evanescent wave Fourier transform infrared (FEW-FTIR) spectroscopy
Author(s): Natalia I. Afanasyeva; Sergei F. Kolyakov; Leonid N. Butvina
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Paper Abstract

The new method of fiber-optical evanescent wave Fourier transform IR (FEW-FTIR) spectroscopy has been applied to the diagnostics of normal tissue, as well as precancerous and cancerous conditions. The FEW-FTIR technique is nondestructive and sensitive to changes of vibrational spectra in the IR region, without heating and damaging human and animal skin tissue. Therefore this method and technique is an ideal diagnostic tool for tumor and cancer characterization at an early stage of development on a molecular level. The application of fiber optic technology in the middle IR region is relatively inexpensive and can be adapted easily to any commercially available tabletop FTIR spectrometers. This method of diagnostics is fast, remote, and can be applied to many fields Noninvasive medical diagnostics of skin cancer and other skin diseases in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro allow for the development convenient, remote clinical applications in dermatology and related fields. The spectral variations from normal to pathological skin tissue and environmental influence on skin have been measured and assigned in the regions of 850-4000 cm-1. The lipid structure changes are discussed. We are able to develop the spectral histopathology as a fast and informative tool of analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3257, Infrared Spectroscopy: New Tool in Medicine, (24 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306092
Show Author Affiliations
Natalia I. Afanasyeva, Univ. of Nevada/Reno and Institute of Spectroscopy (United States)
Sergei F. Kolyakov, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russia)
Leonid N. Butvina, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3257:
Infrared Spectroscopy: New Tool in Medicine
Henry H. Mantsch; Michael Jackson, Editor(s)

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