24 June 2013 Optical detection of cancer and precancerous lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract: methods for assessment of vertical extensions
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Introduction: Endoscopic imaging can be used in the assessment of cancer and precancerous lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract. The objective of this presentation is to describe vertical imaging methods. Methods: The working principle and technique of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as well as endosonography (EUS) are briefly illustrated. Results: The main indications, normal and pathologic findings of each method, frequent pitfalls, and clinical results up to now are presented in detail. Conclusions: Endosonography helps in determining the exact extension of advanced carcinomas beyond 3 mm, while OCT, due to its better resolution, is superior in the assessment of precancerous and early cancerous lesions up to 2 mm thickness.
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Marcel Kraft, Marcel Kraft, Christoph Arens, Christoph Arens, "Optical detection of cancer and precancerous lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract: methods for assessment of vertical extensions", Proc. SPIE 8805, Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics, 880502 (24 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2031950
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