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Development of the autofluorescence endoscope imaging system.

Authors
  • Adachi, R
  • Utsui, T
  • Furusawa, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
65–70
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/DTE.5.65
PMID: 18493483
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

It is a well known fact that light emitted at a specific wavelength induces fluorescence in the human body. This kind of fluorescence is called autofluorescence. The application of autofluorescence diagnosis, on the other hand, is a more complicated system designed to detect faint autofluorescence inherent in tissues/cells. We have adopted this autofluorescence diagnosis method and developed a new autofluorescence endoscope imaging system called the SAFE-1000. Normal mucosa emitting autofluorescence appears green on the monitor, while abnormal mucosa shows a dark image caused by the lack of autofluorescence.

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