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Intra-operative probe for brain cancer: feasibility study
Author(s): M. H. Vu Thi; Y. Charon; M. A. Duval; F. Lefebvre; L. Menard; S. Pitre; L. Pinot; R. Siebert
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Paper Abstract

The present work aims a new medical probe for surgeons devoted to brain cancers, in particular glioblastoma multiforme. Within the last years, our group has started the development of a new intra-operative beta imaging probe. More recently, we took an alternative approach for the same application: a fluorescence probe. In both cases the purpose is to differentiate normal from tumor brain tissue. In a first step, we developed set-ups capable to measure autofluorescence. They are based on a dedicated epi-fluorescence design and on specific fiber optic probes. Relative signal amplitude, spectral shape and fluorescence lifetime measurements are foreseen to distinguish normal and cancer tissue by analyzing fluorophores like NADH, lipopigments and porphyrines. The autofluorescence spectra are recorded in the 460-640 nm range with a low resolution spectrometer. For lifetime measurements a fast detector (APD) is used together with a TCSPC-carte. Intrinsic wavelength- and time-resolutions are a few nm and 200 ps, respectively. Different samples have been analyzed to validate our new detection system and to allow a first configuration of our medical fluorescence probe. First results from the tissue measurements are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6628, Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine IV, 66281Q (11 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.729454
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M. H. Vu Thi, Lab. IMNC (France)
Y. Charon, Lab. IMNC (France)
Univ. Paris 7 (France)
M. A. Duval, Lab. IMNC (France)
Univ. d'Every (France)
F. Lefebvre, Lab. IMNC (France)
L. Menard, Lab. IMNC (France)
Univ. Paris 7 (France)
S. Pitre, Lab. IMNC (France)
L. Pinot, Lab. IMNC (France)
R. Siebert, Lab. IMNC (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6628:
Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine IV
Dietrich Schweitzer; Maryann Fitzmaurice, Editor(s)

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