We present a spectrum of breast-tumor angiogenesis distributions from DCIS, early-stage-invasive cancers to advanced cancers. The complexity of the angiogenesis distributions suggests that intrinsic vascular contrast has a significant clinical role in distinguishing early-stage-invasive cancers.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
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