22 March 2013 Combination of widefield fluorescence imaging and nonlinear optical microscopy of oral epithelial neoplasia
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Multiphoton Autofluorescence Microscopy (MPAM) and Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy (SHGM) have shown the potential for noninvasive assessment of oral precancers and cancers. We have explored a combination of these nonlinear optical microscopic imaging techniques with widefield fluorescence imaging to assess morphometry similar to that of pathologic evaluation as well as information from endogenous fluorophores, which are altered with neoplastic transformation. Widefield fluorescence revealed areas of interest corresponding to sites with precancers or early tumors, generally resulting in a decrease in green emission or increase in red emission. Subsequent microscopy revealed significant differences in morphology between normal, dysplastic/neoplastic mucosa for all layers. Combination of a widefield and a microscopic technique provides a novel approach for tissue morphometric analysis along with large area assessment of tissue autofluorescence properties.
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Rahul Pal, Rahul Pal, Kert Edward, Kert Edward, Tyra Brown, Tyra Brown, Liang Ma, Liang Ma, Jinping Yang, Jinping Yang, Susan McCammon, Susan McCammon, Massoud Motamedi, Massoud Motamedi, Gracie Vargas, Gracie Vargas, "Combination of widefield fluorescence imaging and nonlinear optical microscopy of oral epithelial neoplasia", Proc. SPIE 8572, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems XI, 85720M (22 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005144; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2005144

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