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Clinical NIR spectroscopy and optical tomography of the testis
Author(s): Uwe Hampel; Eckhard Schleicher; H. Zepnick; Richard Freyer
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Paper Abstract

Optical tomography and NIR spectroscopy are potential methods to improve the diagnosis of testicular pathologies. To evaluate the methods clinically we developed a special measurement device with the capability of spatially resolved laser spectroscopy and optical tomography of the testis. Simple spectroscopy is primarily used to obtain global tissue optical properties of the testis and to find correlations of optical parameters with type and stage of certain pathologies. Optical tomography is applied to visualize spectral contrasts in limited tissue volumes, such as tumors. In the course of the study we will determine whether NIR techniques posses the required specifity and sensitivity to give additional quantitative information about tissue perfusion parameters and to serve for a tumor differentiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4432, Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine, (31 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447137
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Uwe Hampel, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Eckhard Schleicher, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
H. Zepnick, Staedtisches Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt (Germany)
Richard Freyer, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4432:
Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine
Theodore G. Papazoglou; Georges A. Wagnieres, Editor(s)

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