Autofluorescence bronchoscopy is a useful tool for early cancer detection. However its underlying phenomenological mechanisms are poorly understood. We will present in and ex vivo studies of the tissue autofluorescence to understand those mechanisms.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
T. Gabrecht, P. Uehlinger, H. van den Bergh, G. Wagnières, S. Andrejevic, P. Grosjean, A. Radu, and P. Monnier, "Comprehensive Study of the Phenomenological Mechanisms Involved in Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy," in Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine III, A. Mycek, ed., Vol. 5862 of Proc. SPIE (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuF2.