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Optical imaging techniques for point-of-care diagnostics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23044793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Improving access to effective and affordable healthcare has long been a global endeavor. In this quest, the development of cost-effective and easy-to-use medical testing equipment that enables rapid and accurate diagnosis is essential to reduce the time and costs associated with healthcare services. To this end, point-of-care (POC) diagnostics plays a crucial role in healthcare delivery in both developed and developing countries by bringing medical testing to patients, or to sites near patients. As the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases, including various types of cancers and many endemics, relies on optical techniques, numerous compact and cost-effective optical imaging platforms have been developed in recent years for use at the POC. Here, we review the state-of-the-art optical imaging techniques that can have a significant impact on global health by facilitating effective and affordable POC diagnostics.
Hongying Zhu; Serhan O Isikman; Onur Mudanyali; Alon Greenbaum; Aydogan Ozcan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2012-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lab on a chip     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1473-0189     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab Chip     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  2013-05-13     Revised Date:  2013-12-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128948     Medline TA:  Lab Chip     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Optical Imaging / instrumentation*,  methods*
Point-of-Care Systems*
World Health
Grant Support
Erratum In:
Lab Chip. 2013 Dec 21;13(24):4890

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