Medical applications of fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometry

V. Scharf, Ophir Eyal, Abraham Katzir

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A fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometric prototype system was constructed. The radiometric system includes a carbon dioxide laser, an infrared detector and two infrared transmitting silver-halide optical fibers for radiation delivery to and from the target. We used the pulsed photothermal radiometric system to heat up a sample by a short duration laser pulse and measured the decay time of the photothermal infrared signal emitted from a sample due to the absorption of the laser pulse in the sample. The fiber optic radiometric system was used to establish the feasibility of using the pulsed photothermal radiometric method for diagnosis of thermal damage in tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsNathan I. Croitoru, Martin Frenz, Terence A. King, Riccardo Pratesi, Anna M. Scheggi,
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1996
EventBiomedical Systems and Technologies - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 Sep 199610 Sep 1996


ConferenceBiomedical Systems and Technologies
CityVienna, Austria


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