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A portable device for cancer margin assessment using a pH sensitive optical fibre probe
Author(s): Erik P. Schartner; Matthew R. Henderson; Malcolm Purdey; Tanya M. Monro; P. Grantley Gill; David F. Callen
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Paper Abstract

We report the development of an optical fibre probe which could find use as an aid for margin detection during surgery. A fluorophore doped polymer is coated on an optical fibre tip, allowing for pH values of unknown tissue to be measured and compared to healthy tissue, to discriminate between healthy and cancerous tissue.

This probe is integrated within a portable system, requiring no alignment or access to specialised vibration damped optical tables. A miniature spectrometer allows for measurements to be performed on-site, opening up the potential for use of these probes within the operating theatre for in-vivo measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103230X (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263263
Show Author Affiliations
Erik P. Schartner, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Matthew R. Henderson, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Malcolm Purdey, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (Australia)
Tanya M. Monro, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Univ. of South Australia (Australia)
P. Grantley Gill, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia)
David F. Callen, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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