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Infrared imaging of normal and diseased cervical tissue sections
Author(s): Bayden R. Wood; Keith R. Bambery; Lisa M. Miller; Michael Quinn; Luis Chiriboga; Max Diem; Don McNaughton
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Paper Abstract

Synchrotron FTIR maps, focal plane array and linear array images recorded of 4 μm cervical biopsy sections from the surface epithelium and glandular endometrium are compared in terms of spatial resolution and applicability to the clinical environment. Synchrotron FTIR maps using a 10 μm aperture appear to provide a better spatial resolution capable of discerning single nuclei in the tissue matrix. Unsupervised hierarchical cluster analysis performed on the synchrotron, focal plane array and linear array data in the 1700-1400 cm-1 region show very similar clusters and mean-extracted spectra, demonstrating the robustness of FTIR microscopy and UHCA in the analysis of tissue sections. Maps recorded with the focal plane array using a conventional globar source take one-fortieth of the time but the spatial resolution precludes true single cell analysis in the tissue matrix. The high spatial resolution achieved with the synchrotron shows potential as a gold standard for FTIR diagnosis of cervical samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5651, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II, (16 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.582294
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Bayden R. Wood, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Keith R. Bambery, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Lisa M. Miller, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Michael Quinn, Royal Women's Hospital (Australia)
Luis Chiriboga, Bellevue Hosp./NYU Medical Ctr. (United States)
Max Diem, CUNY/Hunter College (United States)
Don McNaughton, Monash Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5651:
Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II
Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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