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Time of flight estimation for breast cancer margin thickness using embedded tumors
Author(s): Tyler Bowman; Magda El-Shenawee; Lucas Campbell
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Paper Abstract

This work aims to enact a quick and reasonable estimation of breast cancer margin thickness using time of flight analysis of embedded breast cancer tissue. A pulsed terahertz system is used to obtain reflection imaging scans from breast cancer tumors that are formalin-fixed and embedded in paraffin blocks. Time of flight analysis is then used to compare the reflection patterns seen within the block to pathology sections and paraffin-embedded sections that are taken throughout the depth of the tumor in order to estimate the three-dimensional boundaries of the tumor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9706, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXVII, 97061V (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211167
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Tyler Bowman, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Magda El-Shenawee, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Lucas Campbell, Northwest Arkansas Pathology Associates, P.A. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9706:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXVII
E. Duco Jansen, Editor(s)

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