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Transverse mode analysis of optofluidic intracavity spectroscopy of canine hemangiosarcoma
Author(s): Weina Wang; Douglas H. Thamm; David W. Kisker; Kevin L. Lear
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Paper Abstract

The label-free technique of optofluidic intracavity spectroscopy (OFIS) uses the optical transmission spectrum of a cell in a microfluidic optical resonator to distinguish cancerous and non-cancerous cells. Based on their distinctive characteristic transmission spectra, canine hemangiosarcoma (HSA) cancer cells and normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) have been differentiated using the OFIS technique with high statistical significance (p<10- 6). 95% sensitivity and 98% specificity were achieved simultaneously. A cell lens model explains trends in the transverse mode pattern in the transmission spectra of HSA cells and allows extraction of cell focal length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7559, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications X, 75590C (24 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842142
Show Author Affiliations
Weina Wang, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Douglas H. Thamm, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
David W. Kisker, eOptra, LLC (United States)
Kevin L. Lear, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7559:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications X
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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