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Tissue imaging for cancer detection using NIR autofluorescence
Author(s): Stavros G. Demos; Michael C. Staggs; Regina Gandour-Edwards; Rajen Ramsamooj; Ralph de Vere White
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Paper Abstract

Near IR imaging using elastic light scattering and tissue fluorescence under long-wavelength laser excitation are explored for cancer detection. Various types of normal and malignant human tissue samples were utilized in this investigation. A set of images of each tissue sample is recorded. These images are then compared with the histopathology of the tissue sample to reveal the optical fingerprint characteristics suitable for cancer detection. The experimental results indicate that the above approaches can help image and differentiate cancer form normal tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4613, Optical Biopsy IV, (1 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.465260
Show Author Affiliations
Stavros G. Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael C. Staggs, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Regina Gandour-Edwards, Univ. of California/Davis Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Rajen Ramsamooj, Univ. of California/Davis Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Ralph de Vere White, Univ. of California/Davis Cancer Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4613:
Optical Biopsy IV
Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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