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Breast tumor characterization using near-infrared spectroscopy
Author(s): Kyung A. Kang; Britton Chance; Shiyin Zhao; Sudhakar Srinivasan; E. Patterson; R. Troupin
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Paper Abstract

NIR time resolved spectroscopy (TRS) is one of the most feasible methods which can be used for the characterization of biological systems, due to its non-invasive nature and safety features in measurement. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 40 - 44 and accounts for 32% of all cancer diagnosis in women. The occurrence rate is as high as one out of nine women in the USA. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in North America. Therefore, it is natural for researchers in the field of NIR spectroscopy to have strong interest in optical properties of normal and abnormal breast tissue. One of the main interests of NIR spectroscopy in breast cancer is the localization of the tumor. Another important feature is to characterize an anomaly non- invasively since more than 75% of mammographical anomalies are found to be benign. This could reduce the anxiety that the patients would have, as well as lower the clinical expense for the biopsy and operation (approximately $4,000 per a case).

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1888, Photon Migration and Imaging in Random Media and Tissues, (14 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154669
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Kyung A. Kang, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Britton Chance, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Shiyin Zhao, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Sudhakar Srinivasan, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
E. Patterson, Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
R. Troupin, Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1888:
Photon Migration and Imaging in Random Media and Tissues
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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