Physikalische grundlagen optischer technologien

Translated title of the contribution: The physical bases of optical technologies

G. Hüttmann*, M. Löning

*Corresponding author for this work


Visual inspection is still very important for medical diagnosis. New technologies allow the visualization of hidden properties of light which is reflected from the tissue. Fluorescence originating from endogenous tissue components as well as from externally applied dyes allows the visualization of malignant changes at the tissue surface. An interferometric imaging technology, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and laser scan microscopy can even visualize subsurface structures. OCT shows gross tissue structures, e.g. epithelial thickness, tissue homogeneity, tissue scattering, and vessels. In vivo microscopy can even resolve subcellular structures. In addition to diagnosis, optical technologies provide a means for precision treatment without contact.

Translated title of the contributionThe physical bases of optical technologies
Original languageGerman
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 05.2007

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering


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