Development of fibre-optic confocal microscopy for detection and diagnosis of dental caries

C. Rousseau, S. Poland, J. M. Girkin, A. F. Hall, C. J. Whitters

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    Abstract

    We report on the development of a fibre-optics-based confocal imaging system for the detection and potential diagnosis of early dental caries. A novel optical instrument, capable of recording axial profiles through caries lesions using single-mode optical fibres, has been developed. The practical study illustrates that miniature confocal devices based around single-mode optical fibres may provide additional diagnostic information for the general dental practitioner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)245-251
    Number of pages7
    JournalCaries Research
    Volume41
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Caries detection
    • Caries diagnosis
    • Fibre optic microscope
    • Optical detection

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