23 April 2017 A portable device for cancer margin assessment using a pH sensitive optical fibre probe
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Proceedings Volume 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 103230X (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263263
Event: 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2017, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
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.
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Erik P. Schartner, Erik P. Schartner, Matthew R. Henderson, Matthew R. Henderson, Malcolm Purdey, Malcolm Purdey, Tanya M. Monro, Tanya M. Monro, P. Grantley Gill, P. Grantley Gill, David F. Callen, David F. Callen, } "A portable device for cancer margin assessment using a pH sensitive optical fibre probe", Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103230X (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263263; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263263
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