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Near-infrared spectroscopic tissue imaging for medical applications

United States Patent

December 12, 2006
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Near infrared imaging using elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence are explored for medical applications. The approach involves imaging using cross-polarized elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence in the Near Infra-Red (NIR) coupled with image processing and inter-image operations to differentiate human tissue components.
Demos; Stavros (Livermore, CA), Staggs; Michael C. (Tracy, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
11/ 293,590
December 2, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.