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A narrowband dual-axes confocal reflectance microscope for distinguishing colonic neoplasia
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Paper Abstract

A dual-axes confocal reflectance microscope has been developed that utilizes a narrowband source at 1310 nm to achieve high axial resolution, image contrast, field of view, and tissue penetration for distinguishing among normal, hyperplastic, and dysplastic colonic mucosa ex vivo. Light is collected off-axis using a low numerical aperture objective to obtain vertical image sections, with 4 to 5-μm resolution, at tissue depths up to 610 μm. Post-objective scanning enables a large field of view (610 x 640 μm) and balanced-heterodyne detection provides sensitivity to collect vertical sections at two frames per second. System optics are optimized to effectively reject out-of-focus scattered light without use of a low-coherence gate. This design is scalable to millimeter dimensions, and the results demonstrate the potential for a miniature instrument to detect pre-cancerous tissues, and hence to perform in vivo histopathology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6090, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XIII, 609004 (15 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649019
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Jonathan T. C. Liu, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Michael J. Mandella, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Christopher H. Contag, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Gordon S. Kino, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Thomas D. Wang, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6090:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XIII
Jose-Angel Conchello; Carol J. Cogswell; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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