Diagnostic segregation of human brain tumours using Fourier-transform infrared and/or Raman spectroscopy coupled with discriminant analysis.

@article{Gajjar2012DiagnosticSO,
  title={Diagnostic segregation of human brain tumours using Fourier-transform infrared and/or Raman spectroscopy coupled with discriminant analysis.},
  author={Ketan B Gajjar and Lara D Heppenstall and Weiyi Pang and Katherine M. Ashton and J{\'u}lio Trevisan and Imran I. Patel and Valon Llabjani and Helen F. Stringfellow and Pierre Leonard Martin-Hirsch and Timothy C. Dawson and Francis Luke Martin},
  journal={Analytical methods : advancing methods and applications},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={89-102}
}
The most common initial treatment received by patients with a brain tumour is surgical removal of the growth. Precise histopathological diagnosis of brain tumours is to some extent subjective. Furthermore, currently available diagnostic imaging techniques to delineate the excision border during cytoreductive surgery lack the required spatial precision to aid surgeons. We set out to determine whether infrared (IR) and/or Raman spectroscopy combined with multivariate analysis could be applied to… CONTINUE READING