In vivo assessment of microvascular blood content in the rectal mucosa using polarization-gated spectroscopy: Applications for colon cancer screening

Andrew J. Gomes*, Young L. Kim, Vladimir M. Turzhitsky, Jeremy D. Rogers, Vadim Backman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Our group has developed a polarization-gated spectroscopy probe capable of interrogation of the colonic microvascular blood content. A human pilot study demonstrated that the rectal blood content is elevated in the presence of colonic neoplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventBiomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008 - St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2008Mar 19 2008

Other

OtherBiomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg, FL
Period3/16/083/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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