23 February 2010 Low-cost, portable imaging systems for cancer detection
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Worldwide incidence and mortality rates due to cancer continue to rise, with the burden of disease increasingly shifting to developing countries. Several optical diagnostic methods are under development to enable earlier detection of cancer, however, these are primarily intended for use in healthcare facilities in industrialized countries. Using knowledge gained from early clinical studies with large-scale prototype systems, we have designed and tested low-cost, portable versions of these instruments. We propose that these systems may be used for early diagnosis and screening in developing countries, and that pilot clinical studies are warranted in these low-resource settings.
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Mark C. Pierce, Mark C. Pierce, Richard A. Schwarz, Richard A. Schwarz, Dong-Suk Shin, Dong-Suk Shin, Darren Roblyer, Darren Roblyer, Tim Muldoon, Tim Muldoon, Mohammed Rahman, Mohammed Rahman, Ann M. Gillenwater, Ann M. Gillenwater, Sharmila Anandasabapathy, Sharmila Anandasabapathy, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, } "Low-cost, portable imaging systems for cancer detection", Proc. SPIE 7556, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III, 755606 (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848553; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.848553

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