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Monitoring of Biofilm Formation on Different Material Surfaces of Medical Devices using Hyperspectral Imaging Method

Published

Author(s)

Jeeseong Hwang, Do-Hyun Kim, Moon S. Kim

Abstract

Contamination of the inner surface of indwelling (implanted) medical devices by microbial biofilm is a serious problem. Some microbial bacteria such as Escherichia Coli form biofilm that lead to potentially life-threatening infections. Other types of medical devices, for example bronchoscopes and duodenoscopes, account for the highest number of reported endoscopic infections where microbial biofilm is one of the major causes of these infections. We applied a hyperspectral imaging method to detect biofilm contamination on the surface of several most common materials used for medical devices. Such materials include stainless steel, titanium, and stainless-steel-titanium alloy. The potential uses of the hyperspectral imaging technique to monitor attachment of biofilm to different material surface are discussed.
Citation
Proceedings of SPIE
Volume
8215

Keywords

Hyperspectral imaging, microbial biofilm, Escherichia coli

Citation

Hwang, J. , Kim, D. and Kim, M. (2012), Monitoring of Biofilm Formation on Different Material Surfaces of Medical Devices using Hyperspectral Imaging Method, Proceedings of SPIE, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.909980 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created February 13, 2012, Updated February 23, 2021