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Spectral and imaging fluorescence analysis with ALA-induced protoporphyrin IX with the aim to increase the efficiency of bladder transurethral resections
Author(s): Boris P. Matveev; Boris V. Kudashev; Boris V. Bukharkin; Alexander A. Stratonnikov; Natalya V. Kulenok; Victor B. Loschenov
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Paper Abstract

Present work deals with diagnostics of bladder tumors with the use of 5-amino-levulinic acid (ALA) by means of fluorescence image analysis in blue light followed by spectral fluorescence analysis of biopsy samples taken from suspicious bladder sites. It was found that fluorescence intensity of benign formations is lower than that of tumors suggesting the possible increasing of specificity of diagnostics with the use of spectral analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4156, Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413703
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Boris P. Matveev, N.N. Blokhin Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Boris V. Kudashev, N.N. Blokhin Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Boris V. Bukharkin, N.N. Blokhin Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Alexander A. Stratonnikov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Natalya V. Kulenok, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Victor B. Loschenov, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4156:
Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics
Patrick Brouwer, Editor(s)

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