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Fluorescence-based microendoscopes for breast cancer ductoscopy
Author(s): Iosif Zeylikovich; Guichen C. Tang; A. Katz; Yury Budansky; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

Recently microendoscopes are being developed as a tool to detection cancer or pre-cancerous lesions in the milk ducts of the human breast. The microendoscope can be inserted into the duct through the nipple. Integration of fluorescence spectroscopy into microendoscopy can provide an improved platform for real-time cancer detection followed by immediate intervention. Typically, the optical fibers employed by existing microendoscope systems transmit in the 450 to 900 nm range. A prototype system combining fluorescence spectroscopy with visible imaging by microendoscopy is described and preliminary measurements on ex vivo human breast tissues are presented. Image resolution and distortion are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6091, Optical Biopsy VI, 609102 (22 February 2006);
Show Author Affiliations
Iosif Zeylikovich, City College, CUNY (United States)
Guichen C. Tang, City College, CUNY (United States)
A. Katz, City College, CUNY (United States)
Yury Budansky, City College, CUNY (United States)
R. R. Alfano, City College, CUNY (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6091:
Optical Biopsy VI
Robert R. Alfano; Alvin Katz, Editor(s)

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