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A novel intravital multi-harmonic generation microscope for early diagnosis of oral cancer
Author(s): Yu-Hsiang Cheng; Chih-Feng Lin; Ting-Fang Shih; Chi-Kuang Sun
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Paper Abstract

Oral cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed human cancers and leading causes of cancer death all over the world, but the prognosis and overall survival rate are still poor because of delay in diagnosis and lack of early intervention. The failure of early diagnosis is due to insufficiency of proper diagnostic and screening tools and most patients are reluctant to undergo biopsy. Optical virtual biopsy techniques, for imaging cells and tissues at microscopic details capable of differentiating benign from malignant lesions non-invasively, are thus highly desirable. A novel multi-harmonic generation microscope, excited by a 1260 nm Cr:forsterite laser, with second and third harmonic signals demonstrating collagen fiber distribution and cell morphology in a sub-micron resolution, was developed for clinical use. To achieve invivo observation inside the human oral cavity, a small objective probe with a suction capability was carefully designed for patients’ comfort and stability. By remotely changing its focus point, the same objective can image the mucosa surface with a low magnification, illuminated by side light-emitting diodes, with a charge-coupled device (CCD) for site location selection before the harmonic generation biopsy was applied. Furthermore, the slow galvanometer mirror and the fast resonant mirror provide a 30 fps frame rate for high-speed real-time observation and the z-motor of this system is triggered at the same rate to provide fast 3D scanning, again ensuring patients’ comfort. Focusing on the special cytological and morphological changes of the oral epithelial cells, our preliminary result disclosed excellent consistency with traditional histopathology studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8577, Optical Biopsy XI, 85770R (19 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2001593
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Yu-Hsiang Cheng, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih-Feng Lin, National Taiwan Univ. College of Medicine (Taiwan)
Ting-Fang Shih, National Taiwan Univ. College of Medicine (Taiwan)
Chi-Kuang Sun, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8577:
Optical Biopsy XI
Robert R. Alfano; Stavros G. Demos, Editor(s)

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