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Photoacoustic spectroscopic differences between normal and malignant thyroid tissues
Author(s): Li Li; Wengming Xie; Hui Li
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Paper Abstract

The thyroid is one of the main endocrine glands of human body, which plays a crucial role in the body's metabolism. Thyroid cancer mortality ranks only second to ovarian cancer in endocrine cancer. Routine diagnostic methods of thyroid diseases in present clinic exist misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis to varying degrees. Those lead to miss the best period of cancer treatment--early. Photoacoustic spectroscopy technology is a new tool, which provides an effective and noninvasive way for biomedical materials research, being highly sensitive and without sample pretreatment. In this paper, we use photoacoustic spectroscopy technology (PAST) to detect the absorption spectrum between normal and malignant thyroid tissues. The result shows that the photoacoustic spectroscopy technology (PAST) could differentiate malignant thyroid tissue from normal thyroid tissue very well. This technique combined with routine diagnostic methods has the potential to increase the diagnostic accuracy in clinical thyroid cancer diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8553, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V, 855339 (11 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999903
Show Author Affiliations
Li Li, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Wengming Xie, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Hui Li, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8553:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V
Qingming Luo; Ying Gu; Xingde D. Li, Editor(s)

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