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Spectroscopic imaging of bladder cancer
Author(s): Stavros G. Demos; Regina Gandour-Edwards; Rajen Ramsamooj; Ralph de Vere White
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of developing bladder cancer detection methods using intrinsic tissue optical properties is the focus of this investigation. In vitro experiments have been performed using polarized elastic light scattering in combination with tissue autofluorescence in the NIR spectral region under laser excitation in the green and red spectral regions. The experimental results obtained from a set of tissue specimens from 25 patients reveal the presence of optical fingerprint characteristics suitable for cancer detection with high contrast and accuracy. These photonic methods are compatible with existing endoscopic imaging modalities which make them suitable for in-vivo application.

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Date Published: 12 September 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4949, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIII, (12 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476382
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Stavros G. Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Regina Gandour-Edwards, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Rajen Ramsamooj, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Ralph de Vere White, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4949:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIII
Eugene A. Trowers; Timothy A. Woodward; Werner T.W. de Riese; Lawrence S. Bass; Nikiforos Kollias; Udayan K. Shah; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Reza S. Malek; David S. Robinson; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Keith D. Paulsen; Kenton W. Gregory; Lawrence S. Bass; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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