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25-gauge fibered-needle for label-free fluorescence analysis of breast masses: a first in vivo study
Author(s): Alexis Toullec; Marie-Christine Mathieu; Charlotte Benoit; René Farcy; Christophe Tourasse; Martine Boisserie-Lacroix; Marie-Pierre Fontaine-Aupart; Suzette Delaloge; Corinne Balleyguier
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Paper Abstract

Breast lesions diagnosis and characterization need additional cost-effective techniques to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures, such as core needle biopsies, in the case of benign tumors. Endogenous fluorescence is an effective method to highlight in situ metabolic and/or structural changes between cancerous and non-cancerous lesions. In this context, we developed an original set-up, consisting of a 405 nm laser diode transmitting light through a 25 Gauge (0.45 mm x 50mm) 14° sharp fibered needle to excite intranodular fluorophores around the needle tip and providing real-time labelfree fluorescence spectral analysis of lesions from 450 nm to 650 nm. The objective was to help radiologists to classify suspicious masses in vivo and in real-time within the lesion. We reported the results of spectral differences between 14 invasive lobular carcinomas and 6 intraductal papilloma enrolled in a clinical study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10488, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVIII, 1048810 (14 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286902
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Alexis Toullec, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay (France)
Marie-Christine Mathieu, Institut Gustave Roussy (France)
Charlotte Benoit, Nodea Medical (France)
René Farcy, Lab. Aimé Cotton (France)
Christophe Tourasse, Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz (France)
Martine Boisserie-Lacroix, Institut Bergonié (France)
Marie-Pierre Fontaine-Aupart, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay (France)
Suzette Delaloge, Institut Gustave Roussy (France)
Corinne Balleyguier, Institut Gustave Roussy (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10488:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVIII
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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