Submitted to: Proceedings of SPIE
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/30/2012
Publication Date: 3/1/2012
Citation: Kim, D., Kim, M.S., Hwang, J. 2012. Monitoring of biofilm formation on different material surfaces of medical devices using hyperspectral imaging method. Proceedings of SPIE. 8215(07):1-7. Interpretive Summary:
Technical 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 biofilms that lead to potentially life-threatening infections. Other types of medical devices such as bronchoscopes and duodenoscopes account for the highest number of reported endoscopic infections where microbial biofilm is one of the major causes for these infections. We applied a hyperspectral imaging method to detect biofilm contamination on the surface of several common materials used for medical devices. Such materials include stainless steel, titanium, and stainless-steel-titanium alloy. Potential uses of hyperspectral imaging technique to monitor biofilm attachment to different material surfaces are discussed.