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Near-infrared autofluorescence imaging for colonic cancer detection
Author(s): Xiaozhuo Shao; Wei Zheng; Zhiwei Huang
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Paper Abstract

We explore an NIR autofluorescence imaging technique for cancer diagnosis and detection. A set of tissue images including NIR white light images, autofluorescence (AF) images and fluorescence polarized images (FPI) (parallel-, and perpendicular- polarization) were acquired in tandem on human colonic tissues. The results show that NIR fluorescence intensity of normal tissue is significantly higher than that of cancer tissue. The perpendicular-polarization image yields the highest diagnostic accuracy 93% compared to other imaging modes. This work demonstrates that Fluorescence polarization imaging (FPI) technique has great potential for cancer diagnosis and detection in the colon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7634, Optical Sensors and Biophotonics, 76340B (25 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.852098
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Xiaozhuo Shao, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Wei Zheng, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Zhiwei Huang, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7634:
Optical Sensors and Biophotonics

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