UV-excited autofluorescence for the detection of neoplasias in the urothelium

@inproceedings{Hohla2000UVexcitedAF,
  title={UV-excited autofluorescence for the detection of neoplasias in the urothelium},
  author={Alexander Hohla and Herbert Stepp and Reinhold Baumgartner and Dirk Zaak and Alfons Dr. Hofstetter},
  year={2000}
}
We assessed the ability of laser induced autofluorescence after excitation with ultraviolet laser light at 308 nm (AF308) to distinguish neoplastic urothelial bladder lesions from normal or nonspecific inflammatory mucosa.In this project 43 patients with bladder tumors were investigated. Guided through the 5-ALA induced Fluorescence Endoscopy (AFE) the autofluorescence of the red fluorescing areas and the inconspicuous, adjacent normal mucous membrane were measured spectroscopically. The… CONTINUE READING

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