Non-invasive diagnostics of the maxillary and frontal sinuses based on diode laser gas spectroscopy.

@article{Lewander2012NoninvasiveDO,
  title={Non-invasive diagnostics of the maxillary and frontal sinuses based on diode laser gas spectroscopy.},
  author={M{\"a}rta Lewander and Sven Lindberg and Tomas Svensson and Roger Siemund and Katarina Svanberg and Sune Svanberg},
  journal={Rhinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
PROBLEM Suspected, but objectively absent, rhinosinusitis constitutes a major cause of visits to the doctor, high health care costs, and the over-prescription of antibiotics, contributing to the serious problem of resistant bacteria. This situation is largely due to a lack of reliable and widely applicable diagnostic methods. METHOD A novel method for the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis based on non-intrusive diode laser gas spectroscopy is presented. The technique is based on light absorption by… CONTINUE READING