28 July 2017 Development of a miniature autofluorescence device for the early diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma
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Abstract
Autofluorescence spectroscopy offer noninvasive and promising tools for the detection of alternations biochemical compositions of tissues and cells, in presence of disease. They have the added advantage of being highly objective due to the fact that diagnostic evaluation is by statistical methods, eliminating errors from lack of experience, fatigue factor, and subjectivity of visual perceptions. The present research work involves in designing and assembling of a low cost, miniature oral cancer screening device with for routine clinical applications. A miniature system was designed and assembled with much smaller and cost-effective components like compact light source and miniature spectrometer, in a hand-held unit configuration. The performance of the system was evaluated using animal -mouse- SCC model. The current system can be used in handheld operation, which makes it very useful for many applications like, screening of squamous cell carcinoma susceptible population.
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Ajeetkumar Patil, Swati Rao K., Unnikrishnan V. K., Keerthilatha M. Pai, V. B. Kartha, Santhosh Chidangil, "Development of a miniature autofluorescence device for the early diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma", Proc. SPIE 10411, Clinical and Preclinical Optical Diagnostics, 104110V (28 July 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2282888; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2282888
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