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Lung imaging fluorescence endoscope: development and experimental prototype
Author(s): Branko Palcic; Stephen Lam; Calum E. MacAulay; Jaclyn Hung; Bruno Jaggi; Massud Radjinia; Alfred Pon; A. Edward Profio
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Paper Abstract

A lung imaging fluorescence endoscope has been developed which can be used for detection and localization of early lung cancer. We exploited tissue autofluorescence alone or in combination with fluorescent tumor localizing drugs to create pseudo images which can clearly delineate the diseased sites from the surrounding normal tissues. With this technique it is possible to detect early lung cancer as well as pre-cancerous lesions of one to two millimeters in diameter and only a few cell layers thick.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1448, Camera and Input Scanner Systems, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45350
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Branko Palcic, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
Stephen Lam, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
Calum E. MacAulay, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
Jaclyn Hung, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
Bruno Jaggi, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
Massud Radjinia, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
Alfred Pon, British Columbia Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)
A. Edward Profio, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1448:
Camera and Input Scanner Systems
Winchyi Chang; James R. Milch, Editor(s)

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