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Characterisation of a novel transmission Raman spectroscopy platform for non-invasive detection of breast micro-calcifications
Author(s): Adrian Ghita; Pavel Matousek; Nick Stone
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Paper Abstract

Our work focuses on the development of a medical Raman spectroscopy based platform to non-invasively detect and determine in-vivo molecular information deep inside biological tissues by monitoring the chemical composition of breast calcifications. The ultimate goal is to replace a needle biopsy which typically follows the detection of an abnormality in mammographic images. Here we report the non-invasive detection of calcium oxalate monohydrate in tissue through 40 mm of phantom tissues using our recently developed advanced Raman instrument complementing our previous detection of calcium hydroxyapatite through this thickness of tissue. The ability to detect these two key types of calcifications opens avenues for the development of non-invasive in-vivo breast cancer diagnostic tool in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10490, Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy 2018: Advances in Research and Industry, 104900G (13 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2297632
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Adrian Ghita, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Pavel Matousek, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Nick Stone, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10490:
Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy 2018: Advances in Research and Industry
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Wolfgang Petrich, Editor(s)

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