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Low-cost, portable imaging systems for cancer detection
Author(s): Mark C. Pierce; Richard A. Schwarz; Dong-Suk Shin; Darren Roblyer; Tim Muldoon; Mohammed Rahman; Ann M. Gillenwater; Sharmila Anandasabapathy; Rebecca Richards-Kortum
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Paper Abstract

Worldwide incidence and mortality rates due to cancer continue to rise, with the burden of disease increasingly shifting to developing countries. Several optical diagnostic methods are under development to enable earlier detection of cancer, however, these are primarily intended for use in healthcare facilities in industrialized countries. Using knowledge gained from early clinical studies with large-scale prototype systems, we have designed and tested low-cost, portable versions of these instruments. We propose that these systems may be used for early diagnosis and screening in developing countries, and that pilot clinical studies are warranted in these low-resource settings.

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Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7556, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III, 755606 (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848553
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Mark C. Pierce, Rice Univ. (United States)
Richard A. Schwarz, Rice Univ. (United States)
Dong-Suk Shin, Rice Univ. (United States)
Darren Roblyer, Rice Univ. (United States)
Tim Muldoon, Rice Univ. (United States)
Mohammed Rahman, Rice Univ. (United States)
Ann M. Gillenwater, The Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Sharmila Anandasabapathy, The Mt. Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7556:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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