Introduction to Fluorescence Diagnosis

  • S. S. West
Part of the Photobiology book series (PB)


The fluorescence phenomenon offers many possibilities for visual and instrumental aid to diagnosis at the solution and cellular levels. This chapter will focus on some aspects of the fluorescence phenomenon exhibited by the fluorescent dye acridine orange (AO), which already gives strong promise of clinical usefulness and can serve as the basis for many additional applications. Though AO is dealt with specifically, the methodology utilized for determining some basic properties of the complexes it forms with various biopolymers is applicable to other fluorescent dyes chosen for use as biologic stains.


Bladder Cancer Acridine Orange Fluorescence Emission Spectrum Neutral Density Filter Phosphor Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. West
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Engineering Biophysics, School of Public HealthUniversity of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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