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Spatially resolved spectroscopy for guiding margin delineation during human skin carcinomas resection: first clinical results on diffuse reflectance and autofluorescence spectra and in vivo skin optical properties
Author(s): Grégoire Khairallah; Marine Amouroux; François Plénat; Prisca Rakotomanga; Charles Soussen; Frédéric Marchal; Alain Delconte; Hang Chen; Walter Blondel
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Paper Abstract

Optical spectra acquired on skin depend greatly on skin content in chromophores especially on photons absorbers (melanin) and on fluorescent molecules such as collagen and elastin. Such skin content in chromophores varies from one person to another one even within the same phototype class. Therefore, optical spectra must be standardized in order to be as independent as possible of inter-individual variability. Such a standardization should help increase the diagnosis accuracy of optical spectroscopy. In this study, we aim at defining the anatomical site that would allow best standardization. Standardization is evaluated through the ability of spectroscopy to discriminate pairs of histological classes such as BCC, SCC, AK and normal skin. Bimodal spectroscopy is used combining AutoFluorescence (AF) and Diffuse Reflectance (DR). Three anatomical sites are compared for reference spectra acquisition: non-lesional (NL) skin sites (i.e. the same anatomical sites as for BCC, SCC or AK), inner hand and inner wrist. AF raw data show a high (40 %) inter-individual variability of reference spectra intensity acquired on any of the three anatomical sites. Standardization using reference spectra allow best discrimination of histological classes when reference spectra acquired on NL skin sites and on inner hand are used for standardization of AF spectroscopy and DR spectroscopy, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10685, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care VI, 106851J (17 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309516
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Grégoire Khairallah, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
Metz-Thionville Regional Hospital Ctr. (France)
Marine Amouroux, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
François Plénat, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
Prisca Rakotomanga, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
Charles Soussen, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Frédéric Marchal, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine (France)
Alain Delconte, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
Hang Chen, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)
Walter Blondel, Univ. de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10685:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care VI
Jürgen Popp; Valery V. Tuchin; Francesco Saverio Pavone, Editor(s)

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