Fluorescence diagnostics of basal cell carcinomas comparing methyl-aminolaevulinate and aminolaevulinic acid and correlation with visual clinical tumour size.

@article{Sandberg2011FluorescenceDO,
  title={Fluorescence diagnostics of basal cell carcinomas comparing methyl-aminolaevulinate and aminolaevulinic acid and correlation with visual clinical tumour size.},
  author={Carin Sandberg and John Paoli and Martin Gillstedt and Christina B Halldin and Olle Lark{\"o} and Ann-Marie Wennberg and Marica B. Ericson},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={398-403}
}
Fluorescence diagnostics based on aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) fluorescence has been suggested as an in vivo pre-surgical tool for tumour demarcation. We performed fluorescence diagnostics of 35 basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) undergoing photodynamic therapy (PDT) using methyl-aminolaevulinate (MAL). In addition, a semi-automated thresholding algorithm was implemented to detect the potential tumour region. The mean tumour fluorescence contrast was found to be 1.65 ± 0.06 during the first MAL-PDT… CONTINUE READING

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