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Ovarian tissue characterization using bulk optical properties
Author(s): B. Tavakoli; Y. Xu; Q. Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Ovarian cancer, the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers, is not often found in its early stages due to few symptoms and no reliable screening test. Optical imaging has a great potential to improve the ovarian cancer detection and diagnosis. In this study we have characterized the bulk optical properties of 26 ex-vivo human ovaries using a Diffuse Optical Tomography system. The quantitative values indicated that, in the postmenopausal group, malignant ovaries showed significantly lower scattering coefficient than normal ones. The scattering parameter is largely related to the collagen content that has shown a strong correlation with the cancer development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8578, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X, 85781F (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008217
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B. Tavakoli, The Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Y. Xu, The Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Q. Zhu, The Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8578:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X
Bruce J. Tromberg; Arjun G. Yodh; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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