Medical

Diagnosis, analysis

Diagnosis, analysis

Fiber optics are ideal to perform fluorescence spectroscopy analysis for diagnostic applications. They allow to illuminate a target at a defined wavelength, and to collect the fluorescence emitted by the target as a reaction to the excitation caused by the incoming light. The emitted fluorescence is relevant of the composition of the target, which allows to identify the nature of the target. These properties are for instance used to practice in-vivo diagnosis of cancers using special fiber needles, and to do blood analysis in laboratory to detect diseases.