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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1548–1556

Quantitative analysis of estimated scattering coefficient and phase retardation for ovarian tissue characterization

Yi Yang, Tianheng Wang, Xiaohong Wang, Melinda Sanders, Molly Brewer, and Quing Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 1548-1556 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.3.001548


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Abstract

In this report, optical scattering coefficient and phase retardation quantitatively estimated from polarization-sensitive OCT (PSOCT) were used for ovarian tissue characterization. A total of 33 ex vivo ovaries (normal: n = 26, malignant: n = 7) obtained from 18 patients were investigated. A specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 86% were achieved by using estimated scattering coefficient alone; and a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 43% were obtained by using phase retardation alone. However, a superior specificity of 100% and sensitivity of 100% were achieved if these two parameters were used together for classifying normal and malignant ovaries. Quantitative measurement of collagen content obtained from Sirius red histology sections shows that it correlates with estimated scattering coefficient and phase retardation. Our initial results demonstrate that quantitative analysis of PSOCT could be a potentially valuable method for distinguishing normal from malignant ovarian tissues during minimally invasive surgery and help guide surgical intervention.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Optics in Cancer Research

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2012
Published: June 7, 2012

Citation
Yi Yang, Tianheng Wang, Xiaohong Wang, Melinda Sanders, Molly Brewer, and Quing Zhu, "Quantitative analysis of estimated scattering coefficient and phase retardation for ovarian tissue characterization," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 1548-1556 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-3-7-1548


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