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Study of human gallstones by Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Gang Liu; Da Xing
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Paper Abstract

A suit of human gallstones was investigated by a new type of grating Raman spectrometer. The spectra of cholesterol stone, mixed stone, and brown pigment stone were obtained. A strong Raman band at 1748 cm-1 attributed to fatty salts indicates that some stones may contain more fatty salts than other gallstones. The results suggest that fatty salts may play an important rule for some gallstones. The formation mechanism is discussed in the paper. Such information is very useful to clinical application.

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Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3863, 1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364403
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Gang Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Da Xing, South China Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3863:
1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics
Qingming Luo; Britton Chance; Lihong V. Wang; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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