Accession Number:

ADP011230

Title:

Optical Fiber Needle to Probe Inside the Body Using Fluorescence Ratio Method

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CITY COLL NEW YORK INST FOR ULTRAFASTSPECTROSCOPY AND LASERS

Report Date:

2000-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An optical fiber needle probe was developed that can be inserted into a hollow metallic needle for tumor diagnosis using fluorescence at key wavelengths for breast, kidney, liver, and brain. The optical fiber needle probe is based on fluorescence ratio method which will allow to detect tumor in vivo for a real time evaluation. This method will be coupled with other current modalities such as X-ray, ultrasound and MRI.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE