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Delta-ALA-assisted fluorescence detection of cancer in the urinary bladder
Author(s): Reinhold Baumgartner; M. Kriegmair; Ruth Knuechel; Herbert G. Stepp; Peter Heil; Alfons G. Hofstetter
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Paper Abstract

Visualization of early stage bladder cancer is considerably improved using Delta-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) as tumor marking agent. This is due to an intracellular accumulation of fluorescing Protoporphyrin IX in tissue following intravesical installation of ALA in a pH-neutral solution.

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Date Published: 15 January 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2081, Optical Biopsy, (15 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166812
Show Author Affiliations
Reinhold Baumgartner, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
M. Kriegmair, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Ruth Knuechel, Univ. Regensburg (Germany)
Herbert G. Stepp, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Peter Heil, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Alfons G. Hofstetter, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2081:
Optical Biopsy
Rinaldo Cubeddu; Sune Svanberg; Hubert van den Bergh, Editor(s)

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