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European Conference on Biomedical Optics
Munich Germany
June 12, 2005
ISBN: 0-8194-5861-9
Functional Characterization and Monitoring of Malignant and Normal Tissues (WE)

Monitoring of Radiation Therapy Response of Head and Neck Tumors by Non-Invasive Optical Blood Flow Measurements

Ulas Sunar, H. Quon, J Zhang, J Du, T Durduran, C Zhou, G Yu, A Kilger, R Lustig, L Loevner, S Nioka, A G. Yodh, and B Chance

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ECBO.2005.WE1


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Abstract

Here we show the usefulness of optical blood flow for predicting early tumor response to radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors. The results suggest a correlation between flow changes with clinical outcome.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1610) Medical optics and biotechnology : Clinical applications
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration

Citation
U. Sunar, H. Quon, J. Zhang, J. Du, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, G. Yu, A. Kilger, R. Lustig, L. Loevner, S. Nioka, A. G. Yodh, and B. Chance, "Monitoring of Radiation Therapy Response of Head and Neck Tumors by Non-Invasive Optical Blood Flow Measurements," in Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging II, K. Licha and R. Cubeddu, eds., Vol. 5859 of Proc. SPIE (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WE1.
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