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A biopsymeter to support the diagnostic procedure of skin samples
Author(s): Valeria Fioravanti; Shailendra Chandrashekar; Lukas Brandhoff; Daniela Pucciarelli; Sander van den Driesche; Heimo Breiteneder; Christine Hafner; Michael J. Vellekoop
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Paper Abstract

We present an infrared biopsymeter to assist pathologists in the diagnosis of melanoma presence in skin biopsies. The designed and realized system combines the features of visual inspection and physical sensing to reduce false positives and false negatives occurring during standard histopathological analyses. The biopsymeter determines the CH2-stretch ratio by infrared absorbance measurements of skin biopsies. Investigations conducted with the biopsymeter shows that malignant melanomas and melanoma metastases have higher CH2-stretch ratio values compared to healthy skin tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9518, Bio-MEMS and Medical Microdevices II, 95180A (1 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178500
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Valeria Fioravanti, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Shailendra Chandrashekar, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Lukas Brandhoff, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Daniela Pucciarelli, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Sander van den Driesche, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Heimo Breiteneder, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Christine Hafner, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Karl Landsteiner Institute of Dermatological Research (Austria)
Michael J. Vellekoop, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9518:
Bio-MEMS and Medical Microdevices II
Sander van den Driesche, Editor(s)

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