Laser-induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (LFS): Detection of unstable thrombogenic atherosclerotic plaque formation in a rabbit model - A first look diagnostic approach

Alexander Christov, Erbin Dai, Maria Drangova, Liying Liu, George S. Abela, Piers Nash, Grant McFadden, Alexandra Lucas

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Many approaches to imaging of unstable plaque have been applied to detect vascular thrombosis and occlusion with only moderate success. LFS detected significant and specific changes in thrombogenic plaque in a rabbit model. Fluorescence emission intensity analysis of structural characteristics may provide an optical diagnostic technique for early recognition of unstable coronary syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-201
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Atherosclerosis
  • Fluorescence emission
  • Plaque disruption
  • Plaque instability
  • Thrombosis
  • Vulnerable plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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