Diagnosis of breast cancer using elastic-scattering spectroscopy: preliminary clinical results.

  title={Diagnosis of breast cancer using elastic-scattering spectroscopy: preliminary clinical results.},
  author={Irving J. Bigio and Stephen G. Bown and Gavin Briggs and C Kelley and Shehnaz Lakhani and Diane Pickard and Paul M Ripley and I G Rose and Christobel Saunders},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  volume={5 2},
We report on the first stages of a clinical study designed to test elastic-scattering spectroscopy, mediated by fiberoptic probes, for three specific clinical applications in breast-tissue diagnosis: (1) a transdermal-needle (interstitial) measurement for instant diagnosis with minimal invasiveness similar to fine-needle aspiration but with sensitivity to a larger tissue volume, (2) a hand-held diagnostic probe for use in assessing tumor/resection margins during open surgery, and (3) use of the… CONTINUE READING
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