Polarized light camera to guide surgical excision of skin cancers

Steven L. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2008
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2008Jan 19 2008

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6842
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Jacques, S. L., 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 [68420I] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 6842). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.761823