1 May 1998 Novel low-cost fiber optic colorimetric instrument to rapidly screen premalignant esophageal tissue
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Proceedings Volume 3253, Biomedical Sensing and Imaging Technologies; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308050
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
A cost-efficient screening device is needed to detect patients who have Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma -- the most rapidly increasing cancer in the US. We have developed a prototype instrument based on colorimetric assessment of esophageal lumen. The system consists of a small diameter fiber-optic probe, interfacing electronics, a probe-head position sensor and a computer for display and analysis. The probe has a central plastic optical fiber through which white light is incident on the collapsed esophageal lumen via c conical mirror in the probe-head. A parabolic mirror in the probe-head focuses the reflected light is applied to a linear 520 X 3 RGB photo-diode array to generate proportional electrical signals. A position sensor tracks probe-head location as it is retracted, allowing generation of a 2D colormap of esophageal lumen. A color change from white to red indicates Barrett's esophagus. The system performed accurately in tests using models of esophageal lumen which simulate patterns observed in Barrett's esophagus.
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Anupam K. Dattamajumdar, John A. Myers, Andrew H. Proctor, Douglas S. Levine, Patricia L. Blount, Brian J. Reid, Roy W. Martin, "Novel low-cost fiber optic colorimetric instrument to rapidly screen premalignant esophageal tissue", Proc. SPIE 3253, Biomedical Sensing and Imaging Technologies, (1 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308050; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308050


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