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Diagnosing basal cell carcinoma in vivo by near-infrared Raman spectroscopy: a Principal Components Analysis discrimination algorithm
Author(s): Landulfo Silveira; Fabrício L. Silveira; Benito Bodanese; Marcos Tadeu T. Pacheco; Renato A. Zângaro
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Paper Abstract

This work demonstrated the discrimination among basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and normal human skin in vivo using near-infrared Raman spectroscopy. Spectra were obtained in the suspected lesion prior resectional surgery. After tissue withdrawn, biopsy fragments were submitted to histopathology. Spectra were also obtained in the adjacent, clinically normal skin. Raman spectra were measured using a Raman spectrometer (830 nm) with a fiber Raman probe. By comparing the mean spectra of BCC with the normal skin, it has been found important differences in the 800-1000 cm-1 and 1250-1350 cm-1 (vibrations of C-C and amide III, respectively, from lipids and proteins). A discrimination algorithm based on Principal Components Analysis and Mahalanobis distance (PCA/MD) could discriminate the spectra of both tissues with high sensitivity and specificity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8207, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII, 82070X (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910430
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Landulfo Silveira, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Fabrício L. Silveira, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Benito Bodanese, Univ. Comunitária da Região de Chapecó (Brazil)
Marcos Tadeu T. Pacheco, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Renato A. Zângaro, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8207:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Andreas Mandelis; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Hyun Wook Kang; Henry Hirschberg; Melissa J. Suter; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. Ilgner; Stephen Lam; Bodo E. Knudsen; Steen Madsen; E. Duco Jansen; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Krzysztof Izdebski, Editor(s)

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