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A study on a portable fluorescence imaging system
Author(s): Han-Chao Chang; Wen-Hong Wu; Chun-Li Chang; Kuo-Cheng Huang; Chung-Hsing Chang; Shang-Chen Chiu
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Paper Abstract

The fluorescent reaction is that an organism or dye, excited by UV light (200-405 nm), emits a specific frequency of light; the light is usually a visible or near infrared light (405-900 nm). During the UV light irradiation, the photosensitive agent will be induced to start the photochemical reaction. In addition, the fluorescence image can be used for fluorescence diagnosis and then photodynamic therapy can be given to dental diseases and skin cancer, which has become a useful tool to provide scientific evidence in many biomedical researches. However, most of the methods on acquiring fluorescence biology traces are still stay in primitive stage, catching by naked eyes and researcher's subjective judgment. This article presents a portable camera to obtain the fluorescence image and to make up a deficit from observer competence and subjective judgment. Furthermore, the portable camera offers the 375nm UV-LED exciting light source for user to record fluorescence image and makes the recorded image become persuasive scientific evidence. In addition, when the raising the rate between signal and noise, the signal processing module will not only amplify the fluorescence signal up to 70 %, but also decrease the noise significantly from environmental light on bill and nude mouse testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8135, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV, 81351Z (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892297
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Han-Chao Chang, National Applied Research Labs. (Taiwan)
Wen-Hong Wu, National Applied Research Labs. (Taiwan)
Chun-Li Chang, National Applied Research Labs. (Taiwan)
Kuo-Cheng Huang, National Applied Research Labs. (Taiwan)
Chung-Hsing Chang, Kaohsiung Medical Univ. (Taiwan)
Shang-Chen Chiu, Beethoven Dental Clinic (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8135:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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