Tissue imaging for cancer detection using NIR autofluorescence

Stavros G Demos, Mike Staggs, Regina Gandour-Edwards, Rajen Ramsamooj, Ralph De Vere White

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Near infrared imaging using elastic light scattering and tissue fluorescence under long-wavelength laser excitation are explored for cancer detection. Various types of normal and malignant human tissue samples were utilized in this investigation. A set of images of each tissue sample is recorded. These images are then compared with the histopathology of the tissue sample to reveal the optical fingerprint characteristics suitable for cancer detection. The experimental results indicate that the above approaches can help image and differentiate cancer from normal tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2002
EventOptical Biopsy IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2002Jan 23 2002


OtherOptical Biopsy IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Backscattering
  • Polarization
  • Tissue autofluorescence
  • Tissue imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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