Refractive index measurements offer high contrast between normal fatty tissue and diagnostically significant structures. We have developed a needle-based device capable of measuring internal tissue properties. We present preliminary clinical data from human specimens.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
A. M. Zysk, D. L. Marks, F. T. Nguyen, J. G. Kotynek, F. J. Bellafiore, P. A. Johnson, K. M. Rowland, and S. A. Boppart, "Intraoperative Needle-Based Refractive Index Measurement of ex vivo Human Breast Tissue," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWV4.
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