Optical Tissue Biodiagnostics Using Fluorescence Lifetime

THE AUTHORS BRIEFLY HIGHLIGHT OPTICAL TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE FOR BIODIAGNOSTICS, DESCRIBE THE DIFFICULTY OF TISSUE SCATTERING WHICH LIMITS THEIR APPLICATION TO TISSUES, AND FINALLY DESCRIBE ONE APPROACH THAT CIRCUMVENTS THIS DIFFICULTY: FLUORESCENCE LIFETIME OF ENDOGENOUS (NATIVE) OR EXOGENOUS (ARTIFICIALLY INTRODUCED) COMPOUNDS FOR METABOLIC MONITORING.

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