Biophysics, Plenary Lecture

OPTICAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR DERMATOLOGY AND CARDIOLOGY: FROM LAB TO CLINIC

Janis Spigulis, University of Latvia, Latvia

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ABSTRACT

Biophotonic techniques have several advantages compared to the traditional clinical approaches, including the possibility of patient friendly non-invasive and even non-contact diagnosis of the health condition. This has been a research topic at the Biophotonics Laboratory of Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy over the recent years in frame of several national and European projects.
Principles of optical diagnostic technologies based on skin autofluorescence, diffuse reflectance, multispectral imaging and photoplethysmography will be regarded. The developed prototype devices implementing the proposed approaches have been clinically tested. Potential clinical applications of the optical techniques, e.g. distant skin melanoma detection and blood perfusion mapping for anesthesiology control during surgery, will be discussed.

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Prof. Janis Spigulis

University of Latvia, Professor, Head of laboratory
Riga, Latvia

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