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Optical diagnostics based on elastic scattering: an update of clinical demonstrations with the Optical Biopsy System
Author(s): Irving J. Bigio; James D. Boyer; Tamara M. Johnson; JoAnne Lacey; Judith R. Mourant; Richard L. Conn; Anthony G. Bohorfoush III
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Paper Abstract

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has continued the development of the Optical Biopsy System (OBS) for noninvasive, real-time in situ diagnosis of tissue pathologies. Our clinical studies have expanded since the last Biomedical Optics Europe conference (Budapest, September 1993), and we report here on the latest results of clinical tests in gastrointestinal track. The OBS invokes a unique approach to optical diagnosis of tissue pathologies based on the elastic scattering properties, over a wide range of wavelengths, of the tissue. The OBS employs a small fiber-optic probe that is amenable to use with any endoscope or catheter, or to direct surface examination. The probe is designed to be used in optical contact with tissue under examination and has separate illuminating and collecting fibers. Thus, the light that is collected and transmitted to the analyzing spectrometer must first scatter through a small volume of the tissue before entering the collection fiber(s). Consequently, the system is also sensitive to the optical absorption spectrum of the tissue, over an effective operating range of <300 to 950 nm, and such absorption adds valuable complexity to the scattering spectral signature. More detailed discussions of the technology have appeared in earlier publications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2324, Optical Biopsy and Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging, (4 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198701
Show Author Affiliations
Irving J. Bigio, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
James D. Boyer, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Tamara M. Johnson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
JoAnne Lacey, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Judith R. Mourant, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Richard L. Conn, Lovelace Medical Ctr. (United States)
Anthony G. Bohorfoush III, Wisconsin Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2324:
Optical Biopsy and Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging
Rinaldo Cubeddu; Renato Marchesini; Serge R. Mordon; Katarina Svanberg M.D.; Herbert H. Rinneberg; Georges A. Wagnieres, Editor(s)

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