Spectroscopic Study of Human Teeth and Blood from Visible to Terahertz Frequencies for Clinical Diagnosis of Dental Pulp Vitality

TitleSpectroscopic Study of Human Teeth and Blood from Visible to Terahertz Frequencies for Clinical Diagnosis of Dental Pulp Vitality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsM. Hirmer, S.N Danilov, S. Giglberger, J. Putzger, A. Niklas, A. Jager, K.A Hiller, S. Loffler, G. Schmalz, B. Redlich, I. Schulz, G. Monkman, S.D Ganichev
JournalJournal of Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves
Volume33
Issue3
Pagination366-375
Date PublishedMar
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1866-6892
KeywordsCIRCULATION, Dental pulp vitality, Dentin, ENAMEL, FLOW, IN-VITRO, Infrared and terahertz transmission, IR, Lentic or flowing blood, OXIMETRY
Abstract

Transmission spectra of wet human teeth and dentin slices, together with blood of different flow rates were investigated. The measurements carried out over a wide spectral range, from visible light down to terahertz radiation. The results make it possible to find the optimum light frequency for an all-optical determination of pulpal blood flow and, consequently, for clinically diagnosis of tooth vitality.

URLhttp://www.physik.uni-regensburg.de/forschung/ganichev/reprints/IRMMWTHz2012_teeth.pdf
DOI10.1007/s10762-012-9872-3
Division

GUTHz

Department

FELIX

PID

b165ae3940cf708d91cf517459317240

Alternate TitleJ. Infrared Millim. Terahertz Waves

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