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In vivo Raman spectroscopy for oral cancers diagnosis
Author(s): S. P. Singh; Atul Deshmukh; Pankaj Chaturvedi; C. Murali Krishna
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Paper Abstract

Oral squamous cell carcinoma is sixth among the major malignancies worldwide. Tobacco habits are known as major causative factor in tumor carcinogenesis in oral cancer. Optical spectroscopy methods, including Raman, are being actively pursued as alternative/adjunct for cancer diagnosis. Earlier studies have demonstrated the feasibility of classifying normal, premalignant and malignant oral ex-vivo tissues. In the present study we have recorded in vivo spectra from contralateral normal and diseased sites of 50 subjects with pathologically confirmed lesions of buccal mucosa using fiber-optic-probe-coupled HE-785 Raman spectrometer. Spectra were recorded on similar points as per teeth positions with an average acquisition time of 8 seconds. A total of 215 and 225 spectra from normal and tumor sites, respectively, were recorded. Finger print region (1200-1800 cm-1) was utilized for classification using LDA. Standard-model was developed using 125 normal and 139 tumor spectra from 27 subjects. Two separate clusters with an efficiency of ~95% were obtained. Cross-validation with leave-one-out yielded ~90% efficiency. Remaining 90 normal and 86 tumor spectra were used as test data and predication efficiency of model was evaluated. Findings of the study indicate that Raman spectroscopic methods in combination with appropriate multivariate tool can be used for objective, noninvasive and rapid diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8219, Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy V: Advances in Research and Industry, 82190K (1 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.905453
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S. P. Singh, Advanced Ctr. for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer (India)
Atul Deshmukh, Advanced Ctr. for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer (India)
Pankaj Chaturvedi, Tata Memorial Hospital (India)
C. Murali Krishna, Advanced Ctr. for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8219:
Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy V: Advances in Research and Industry
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Wolfgang Petrich, Editor(s)

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