Optical detection of squamous cell carcinomas ex vivo for early diagnosis of cancerous oral tissues using combined spatial variance and ratio-based determinants

Youngjin Oh, Namkyeong Jeon, Jin Kim, Donghyun Kim

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Abstract

We investigate optical signatures of normal and cancer tissues by measuring nine cases of oral squamous cell carcinomas transplanted into tongue of nude mice. Transmission results were measured with a spatially translated fiber probe for auto-fluorescence spectra of normal and cancer specimens in 450-750 nm. Normal and cancer specimens were quantitatively compared based on extinction coefficients (μt) calculated by collimated transmission method. Although direct comparison of μt may be difficult to detect cancer specimens, it was found that use of multiple determinants based on spatial variance and a spectral ratio of μt shows promise for the diagnosis. The preliminary results attest the feasibility and challenges of screening precancerous oral tissues using optical detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e206-e209
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Volume9
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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