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Detection of cervical precancer using optical spectroscopy (Extended Abstract)
Author(s): Nirmala Ramanujam; Michele Follen-Mitchell; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Constantinos Pitris; Anant Agrawal; Sharon L. Thomsen; Gregg Staerkel; Thomas C. Wright; Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum
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Paper Abstract

The continuing morbidity and mortality rate related to cervical cancer necessitates an improvement in current screening and diagnostic programs that target early detection of its curable precursor, cervical squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL). Optical spectroscopy is a technique that has the capability to improve the accuracy and efficacy of current techniques for the detection of SILs. We have utilized fluorescence spectroscopy for the differential detection of SILs, in vivo and we have also evaluated the utility of near infrared (IR) Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of SILs in vitro.

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Date Published: 6 December 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2926, Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques, (6 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260814
Show Author Affiliations
Nirmala Ramanujam, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Michele Follen-Mitchell, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Constantinos Pitris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Anant Agrawal, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Sharon L. Thomsen, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Gregg Staerkel, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Thomas C. Wright, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2926:
Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques
Irving J. Bigio; Warren S. Grundfest; Herbert Schneckenburger; Katarina Svanberg; Pierre M. Viallet, Editor(s)

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