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Polarized images of the cervix
Author(s): Blandine Laude-Boulesteix; Andre Nazac; Gilles Le Naour; Catherine Genestie; Laurent Schwartz; Bernard Drevillon; Antonello De Martino
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Paper Abstract

We present a first evaluation of the interest of the degree of polarization (DOP) imaging technique for early detection of cervical dysplasia. A set of ten ex vivo samples of cervix have been examined, just after surgical extraction, with an DOP imaging system comprising two linear polarizers, a liquid crystal based polarization rotator, and fast CCD camera. Routine histological examination revealed that for all samples but one, dysplasia was present only in the inner part of the cervix, which cannot be imaged with our current setup. On the other hand, the only sample exhibiting dysplasia in its outer region did show nonzero DOP with, however, a somewhat loose correlation between the DOP and the histological mapping of the dysplasia.

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Date Published: 13 July 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5312, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV, (13 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529011
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Blandine Laude-Boulesteix, LPICM-CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Andre Nazac, Hopital de la Pitie Salpetriere (France)
Gilles Le Naour, Hopital de la Pitie Salpetriere (France)
Catherine Genestie, Hopital de la Pitie Salpetriere (France)
Laurent Schwartz, Hopital de la Pitie Salpetriere (France)
Bernard Drevillon, LPICM-CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Antonello De Martino, LPICM-CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5312:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV
Reza S. Malek; Abraham Katzir; Lawrence S. Bass; Karen M. McNally-Heintzelman; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Nikiforos Kollias; Kenton W. Gregory; Henry Hirschberg; Steen J. Madsen; David S. Robinson; Keith D. Paulsen; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; Werner T.W. de Riese, Editor(s)

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