First human trials show non-invasive diagnosis of bone diseases possible

New research carried out within the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the Research Complex at Harwell in collaboration with UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore could lead to the early diagnosis of debilitating conditions such as ‘brittle bone’ and osteoporosis.  Pavel Matousek and his team have detected, for the first time, a ‘brittle bone’ disease known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) by simply scanning patient’s limbs using harmless laser light. They used Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS), a new concept developed earlier within the CLF.  For more information click here