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7 March 2016 Initial clinical testing of a multi-spectral imaging system built on a smartphone platform
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Multi-spectral imaging systems are often expensive and bulky. An innovative multi-spectral imaging system was fitted onto a mobile colposcope, an imaging system built around a smartphone in order to image the uterine cervix from outside the body. The multi-spectral mobile colposcope (MSMC) acquires images at different wavelengths. This paper presents the clinical testing of MSMC imaging (technical validation of the MSMC system is described elsewhere


). Patients who were referred to colposcopy following abnormal screening test (Pap or HPV DNA test) according to the standard of care were enrolled. Multi-spectral image sets of the cervix were acquired, consisting of images from the various wavelengths. Image acquisition took 1-2 sec. Areas suspected for dysplasia under white light imaging were biopsied, according to the standard of care. Biopsied sites were recorded on a clockface map of the cervix. Following the procedure, MSMC data was processed from the sites of biopsied sites. To date, the initial histopathological results are still outstanding. Qualitatively, structures in the cervical images were sharper at lower wavelengths than higher wavelengths. Patients tolerated imaging well. The result suggests MSMC holds promise for cervical imaging.
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Jonah W. Mink, Shraga Wexler, Frank J. Bolton, Charles Hummel, Bruce S. Kahn, and David Levitz "Initial clinical testing of a multi-spectral imaging system built on a smartphone platform", Proc. SPIE 9699, Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings II, 96990R (7 March 2016);

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