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Correlation of morphological and molecular parameters for colon cancer
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Paper Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is great interest in studying the relationship among microstructures and molecular processes of colorectal cancer during its progression at early stages. In this study, we use our multi-modality optical system that could obtain co-registered optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescence molecular imaging (FMI) images simultaneously to study CRC. The overexpressed carbohydrate α-L-fucose on the surfaces of polyps facilitates the bond of adenomatous polyps with UEA-1 and is used as biomarker. Tissue scattering coefficient derived from OCT axial scan is used as quantitative value of structural information. Both structural images from OCT and molecular images show spatial heterogeneity of tumors. Correlations between those values are analyzed and demonstrate that scattering coefficients are positively correlated with FMI signals in conjugated. In UEA-1 conjugated samples (8 polyps and 8 control regions), the correlation coefficient is ranged from 0.45 to 0.99. These findings indicate that the microstructure of polyps is changed gradually during cancer progression and the change is well correlated with certain molecular process. Our study demonstrated that multi-parametric imaging is able to simultaneously detect morphology and molecular information and it can enable spatially and temporally correlated studies of structure-function relationships during tumor progression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7555, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VIII, 75551F (22 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842599
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Shuai Yuan, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Celeste A Roney, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Qian Li, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
James Jiang, Thorlabs Inc. (United States)
Alex Cable, Thorlabs Inc. (United States)
Ronald M. Summers, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Yu Chen, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7555:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VIII
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Editor(s)

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