A multi-wavelength (u.v. to visible) laser system for early detection of oral cancer

S. P. Najda, P. Perlin, M. Leszczynski, T. J. Slight, W. Meredith, M. Schemmann, H. Moseley, J. A. Woods, R. Valentine, S. Kalra, P. Mossey, E. Theaker, M. Macluskey, G. Mimnagh, W. Mimnagh

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Abstract

A multi-wavelength (360nm - 440nm), real-time Photonic Cancer Detector (PCD) optical system based on GaN semiconductor laser technology is outlined. A proof of concept using blue laser technology for early detection of cancer has already been tested and proven for esophageal cancer. This concept is expanded to consider a wider range of wavelengths and the PCD will initially be used for early diagnosis of oral cancers. The PCD creates an image of the oral cavity (broad field white light detection) and maps within the oral cavity any suspicious lesions with high sensitivity using a narrow field tunable detector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XIII
EditorsDaniel L. Farkas, Dan V. Nicolau, Robert C. Leif
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9328
ISBN (Print)9781628414189
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSPIE Photonics West 2015: Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XIII - Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201511 Feb 2015
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Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9328
NameProgress in biomedical optics and imaging
PublisherSPIE
Number26
Volume16

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2015: Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period9/02/1511/02/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • Bioflurescence
  • GaN lasers
  • Photonic cancer detector

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