1 September 2005 Near-infrared fiber optic spectroscopy as a novel diagnostic tool for the detection of pancreatic cancer
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Abstract
We have investigated the application of near-infrared (NIR) fiber-optic spectroscopy for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Cluster analysis of the Fourier transformed near-infrared (FTNIR) fiber-optic spectra of surgically resected pancreatic tumor tissues allowed discrimination of tumor from normal tissue with high sensitivity and specificity. The sensitivity of the method using spectral information of the CH stretching first overtone region (5951–5608 cm–1) was 83.3% with a specificity of 83.3%. Based on the CH stretching second overtone region (8605–7938 cm–1) we could achieve a sensitivity of 88.9% and specificity of 72.2%. These findings suggest that NIR spectroscopy offers the potential for minimally invasive in-vivo diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Venkata R. Kondepati, Johann Zimmermann, Michael Keese, Joerg Sturm, Bernd Christoph Manegold, Juergen Backhaus, "Near-infrared fiber optic spectroscopy as a novel diagnostic tool for the detection of pancreatic cancer," Journal of Biomedical Optics 10(5), 054016 (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2060568
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