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Laser-induced fluorescent endoscopy (LIFE) in detection of malignant lesions of the colon
Author(s): Wojciech Cebula; Witold Zieleznik; Aleksander Sieron; Mariusz Adamek; Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka; Michal Szygula; Tomasz Biniszkiewicz
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Paper Abstract

110 patients were subjected to colonscopy under white light and autofluorescence. An adapted Xillix LIFE system and xenon light source with interference filter were used in the autofluorescence diagnostics. Both techniques revealed 67 small lesions, including 45 neoplastic ones and 22 others in the examined patients. The autofluorescence examination revealed 43 neoplastic changes, while conventional white-light colonscopy allowed for localization of 39 neoplastic lesions. Autofluorescent imaging of large intestine mucosa is more sensitive in the detection of small neoplastic changes than traditional colonscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4156, Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413713
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Wojciech Cebula, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
Witold Zieleznik, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
Aleksander Sieron, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
Mariusz Adamek, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
Michal Szygula, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
Tomasz Biniszkiewicz, Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)


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

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