1 April 2005 Depth-resolved fluorescence of human ectocervical tissue
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Abstract
The depth-resolved autofluorescence of normal and dysplastic human ectocervical tissue within 120um depth were investigated utilizing a portable confocal fluorescence spectroscopy with the excitations at 355nm and 457nm. From the topmost keratinizing layer of all ectocervical tissue samples, strong keratin fluorescence with the spectral characteristics similar to collagen was observed, which created serious interference in seeking the correlation between tissue fluorescence and tissue pathology. While from the underlying non-keratinizing epithelial layer, the measured NADH fluorescence induced by 355nm excitation and FAD fluorescence induced by 457nm excitation were strongly correlated to the tissue pathology. The ratios between NADH over FAD fluorescence increased statistically in the CIN epithelial relative to the normal and HPV epithelia, which indicated increased metabolic activity in precancerous tissue. This study demonstrates that the depth-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy can reveal fine structural information on epithelial tissue and potentially provide more accurate diagnostic information for determining tissue pathology.
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Yicong Wu, Yicong Wu, Peng Xi, Peng Xi, Tak-Hong Cheung, Tak-Hong Cheung, So Fan Yim, So Fan Yim, Mei-Yung Yu, Mei-Yung Yu, Jianan Y. Qu, Jianan Y. Qu, "Depth-resolved fluorescence of human ectocervical tissue", Proc. SPIE 5692, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems III, (1 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.593826; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.593826
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