A method and apparatus utilizing low coherence interferometry (LCI) for guiding breast fine needle aspiration (FNA) is described. Our results demonstrate that LCI may be used for accurate differentiation of various types of breast tissue.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
N. V. Iftimia, B. Goldberg, B. Bouma, M. Pitman, A. Rahemtullah, and G. Tearney, "Fine needle aspiration low coherence interferometry system for guidance in the breast biopsy procedures," in Biomedical Topical Meeting, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FD6.
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