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Title: Multispectral imaging method and apparatus

Abstract

A multispectral imaging method and apparatus are described which are adapted for use in determining material properties, especially properties characteristic of abnormal non-dermal cells. A target is illuminated with a narrow band light beam. The target expresses light in response to the excitation. The expressed light is collected and the target's response at specific response wavelengths to specific excitation wavelengths is measured. From the measured multispectral response the target's properties can be determined. A sealed, remote probe and robust components can be used for cervical imaging. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6168230
Patent Number(s):
5920399 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-820298
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; EDB-99-086053
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 18 Mar 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ANIMAL CELLS; DESIGN; FEMALE GENITALS; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMAGE SCANNERS; BODY; ORGANS; PROCESSING; 550600* - Medicine

Citation Formats

Sandison, D.R., Platzbecker, M.R., Vargo, T.D., Lockhart, R.R., Descour, M.R., and Richards-Kortum, R. Multispectral imaging method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Sandison, D.R., Platzbecker, M.R., Vargo, T.D., Lockhart, R.R., Descour, M.R., & Richards-Kortum, R. Multispectral imaging method and apparatus. United States.
Sandison, D.R., Platzbecker, M.R., Vargo, T.D., Lockhart, R.R., Descour, M.R., and Richards-Kortum, R. Tue . "Multispectral imaging method and apparatus". United States.
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abstractNote = {A multispectral imaging method and apparatus are described which are adapted for use in determining material properties, especially properties characteristic of abnormal non-dermal cells. A target is illuminated with a narrow band light beam. The target expresses light in response to the excitation. The expressed light is collected and the target's response at specific response wavelengths to specific excitation wavelengths is measured. From the measured multispectral response the target's properties can be determined. A sealed, remote probe and robust components can be used for cervical imaging. 5 figs.},
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