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Assessing lymphatic response to treatments in head and neck cancer using near-infrared fluorescence imaging
Author(s): I-Chih Tan; Ron J. Karni; John C. Rasmussen; Eva M. Sevick-Muraca
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Paper Abstract

Care for head and neck (HN) cancer could be improved with better mapping of lymphatic drainage pathways in HN region as well as understanding the effect of the cancer treatments on lymphatics. In this study, near-infrared fluorescence imaging is being used to visualize the lymphatics in human subjects diagnosed with HN cancer before and after treatments. Imaging results show the lymphatic architecture and contractile function in HN. Reformation of lymphatics during the course of cancer care was also seen in the longitudinal imaging. This allows us to better understand the lymphatics in HN cancer patients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2014
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9155, Translational Biophotonics, 915519 (19 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057788
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I-Chih Tan, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at Houston (United States)
Ron J. Karni, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at Houston (United States)
John C. Rasmussen, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at Houston (United States)
Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at Houston (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9155:
Translational Biophotonics
Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Editor(s)

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