Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers

Steven Jacques, Ravikant Samatham, Scott Isenhath, Ken Lee

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Abstract

A polarized light camera (polCAM) is being used to guide surgical excision of skin cancers. Preliminary results of a clinical pilot study are presented. The polCAM uses linearly polarized light and acquires parallel- and cross-polarized images, then the difference image (par - cross) subtracts the background diffusely scattered light and yields an image the unveils the fabric of the skin. Cancer disrupts the complex pattern of this fabric, revealing the cancer margin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6842
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2008Jan 19 2008

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OtherPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/19/081/19/08

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Keywords

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Polarized light camera
  • Reflectance
  • Skin cancer

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  • Engineering(all)

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Jacques, S., Samatham, R., Isenhath, S., & Lee, K. (2008). Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 6842). [68420I] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.761823

Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers. / Jacques, Steven; Samatham, Ravikant; Isenhath, Scott; Lee, Ken.

Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 6842 2008. 68420I.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jacques, S, Samatham, R, Isenhath, S & Lee, K 2008, Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers. in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. vol. 6842, 68420I, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/19/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.761823
Jacques S, Samatham R, Isenhath S, Lee K. Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 6842. 2008. 68420I https://doi.org/10.1117/12.761823
Jacques, Steven ; Samatham, Ravikant ; Isenhath, Scott ; Lee, Ken. / Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 6842 2008.
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