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A review of optical coherence tomography in breast cancer

Scolaro, L., McLaughlin, R.A., Kennedy, B.F., Saunders, C.M. and Sampson, David (2014) A review of optical coherence tomography in breast cancer Photonics and Lasers in Medicine, 3 (3). pp. 225-240.

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a medical imaging modality that opens up new opportunities for imaging in breast cancer. It provides two- and three-dimensional micro-scale images of tissue structure from bulk tissue, in vivo or freshly excised without labeling or staining, is capable of video-rate acquisition speeds, and is compatible with compact imaging probes. In this paper, the authors briefly describe OCT technology and describe in detail its capabilities for imaging breast cancer. Potential applications identified in current research are discussed, particularly in the assessment of excised breast tumors. It is concluded that OCT shows promise for margin assessment and biopsy guidance but that much more research and validation is required to confirm its level of utility.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
Scolaro, L.
McLaughlin, R.A.
Kennedy, B.F.
Saunders, C.M.
Date : 2014
DOI : 10.1515/plm-2014-0013
Uncontrolled Keywords : breast cancer, clinical imaging, lymph nodes, margin assessment, needle biopsy, optical imaging, Biopsy, Diseases, Optical tomography, Tissue, Tomography, Breast Cancer, Lymph node, margin assessment, Needle biopsy, Optical imaging, Medical imaging, axillary lymph node, breast biopsy, breast cancer, cancer morphology, diagnostic accuracy, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic test accuracy study, human, needle biopsy, optical coherence tomography, Review, sensitivity and specificity, technology
Depositing User : Maria Rodriguez-Marquez
Date Deposited : 05 Jun 2018 09:25
Last Modified : 19 Sep 2018 11:32

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