15 January 1999 Multispectral imaging fluorescence microscopy for lymphoid tissue analysis
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Multispectral imaging autofluorescence microscopy (MIAM) is used here for the analysis of lymphatic tissues. Lymph node biopsies, from patients with lympthoadenopathy of different origin have been examined. Natural fluorescence (NF) images of 3 micrometers sections were obtained using three filters peaked at 450, 550 and 680 nm with 50 nm bandpass. Monochrome images were combined together in a single RGB image. NF images of lymph node tissue sections show intense blue-green fluorescence of the connective stroma. Normal tissue shows follicles with faintly fluorescent lymphocytes, as expected fro the morphologic and functional characteristics of these cells. Other more fluorescent cells (e.g., plasma cells and macrophages) are evidenced. Intense green fluorescence if localized in the inner wall of the vessels. Tissues coming from patients affected by Hodgkin's lymphoma show spread fluorescence due to connective infiltration and no evidence of follicle organization. Brightly fluorescent large cells, presumably Hodgkin cells, are also observed. These results indicate that MIAM can discriminate between normal and pathological tissues on the basis of their natural fluorescence pattern, and, therefore, represent a potentially useful technique for diagnostic applications. Analysis of the fluorescence spectra of both normal and malignant lymphoid tissues resulted much less discriminatory than MIAM.
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Monica Monici, Monica Monici, Giovanni Agati, Giovanni Agati, Franco Fusi, Franco Fusi, Piero Mazzinghi, Piero Mazzinghi, Salvatore Romano, Salvatore Romano, Riccardo Pratesi, Riccardo Pratesi, Renato Alterini, Renato Alterini, Pietro Antonio Bernabei, Pietro Antonio Bernabei, Luigi Rigacci, Luigi Rigacci, "Multispectral imaging fluorescence microscopy for lymphoid tissue analysis", Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336938; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.336938

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