Fluorescence characterization of dental plaque by hyperspectral imaging
Ellen Bruzell, Hans Ragnar Preus, Kristine Opsvik Wikene, Hanne Hjorth Tønnesen and Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg | November 17th 2014
The buildup of dental plaque is the first step towards the oral diseases caries and periodontitis. Identification of pathogenic substances and matrix components is of importance when choosing an appropriate treatment plan. Hyperspectral imaging combines spectral- and spatial information, providing new possibilities for precise optical characterization of biological tissue [1,2], including dental plaque.