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Pulp blood flow assessment in human teeth by laser Doppler flowmetry
Author(s): Hans Pettersson; P. Ake Oberg
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Paper Abstract

A laser Doppler instrument has been designed for blood flow measurements in the human pulp. By using infrared laser light from a laser diode the penetration into the tooth is considerably improved in comparison with earlier He-Ne measurements. A hand-held, pen-shaped probe facilitates the clinical use of the instrument. Restricted blood flow conditions in trauma patients, as well as the heart-rate synchronous pulsating nature of pulp blood in normal subjects, have been investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1424, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43997
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Hans Pettersson, Univ. of Linkoping (Sweden)
P. Ake Oberg, Univ. of Linkoping (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1424:
Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine
Stephen J. O'Brien M.D.; Douglas N. Dederich D.D.S.; Harvey Wigdor D.D.S.; Ava Micky Trent D.V.M., Editor(s)

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