A novel clinic protocol of virtual histology using an in vivo cellular imaging and real-time processing system is being developed. Main ideas of photoactivation and miniaturized confocal image scanning are presented. Technical innovation in embedded real-time image processing, feature detection and visualization system is demonstrated.
—The cancer burden is increasing worldwide and there is a need to develop new technologies for cancer diagnosis. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is a minimally invasive optical technique that enables in vivo confocal imaging of tissue structures. With the use of fluorescent dyes, the technique allows confocal fluorescence endomicroscopy of tissue from… (More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has emerged as one of the important therapeutic options in the management of cancer and other diseases. PDT involves a tumor-localized photosensitizer (PS), which when appropriately illuminated by visible light converts oxygen into cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS), that attack key structural entities within the targeted… (More)
BACKGROUND Photosensitizer based fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy is fast becoming a promising approach for cancer detection. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) formulated in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as a potential exogenous fluorophore for fluorescence imaging and spectroscopic detection of human… (More)