23 February 2006 In vivo multiphoton tomography of skin cancer
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Abstract
The multiphoton tomograph DermaInspect was used to perform first clinical studies on the early non-invasive detection of skin cancer based on non-invasive optical sectioning of skin by two-photon autofluorescence and second harmonic generation. In particular, deep-tissue pigmented lesions -nevi- have been imaged with intracellular resolution using near infrared (NIR) femtosecond laser radiation. So far, more than 250 patients have been investigated. Cancerous tissues showed significant morphological differences compared to normal skin layers. In the case of malignant melanoma, the occurrence of luminescent melanocytes has been detected. Multiphoton tomography will become a novel non-invasive method to obtain high-resolution 3D optical biopsies for early cancer detection, treatment control, and in situ drug screening.
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Karsten König, Karsten König, Iris Riemann, Iris Riemann, Alexander Ehlers, Alexander Ehlers, Rainer Buckle, Rainer Buckle, Enrico Dimitrow, Enrico Dimitrow, Martin Kaatz, Martin Kaatz, Joachim Fluhr, Joachim Fluhr, Peter Elsner, Peter Elsner, } "In vivo multiphoton tomography of skin cancer", Proc. SPIE 6089, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences VI, 60890R (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646000; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.646000
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