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.
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(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
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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