Abstract

The global incidence of cancer is rising, putting an increasingly heavy burden upon health care. The need to effectively detect and treat cancer is one of the most significant problems faced in health care today. Effective cancer treatment typically depends upon early detection and, for most solid tumors, successful removal of the cancerous tumor tissue via surgical procedures. Difficulties arise when attempting to differentiate between normal and tumor tissue during surgery. Unaided visual examination of the tissue provides only superficial, low–resolution information and often with little visual contrast. Many imaging modalities widely used for cancer screening and diagnostics are of limited use in the operating room due to low spatial resolution. OCT provides cellular resolution allowing for more precise localization of the tumor tissue. It is also relatively inexpensive and highly portable, making it well suited for intraoperative applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Coherence Tomography
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Applications, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages2393-2412
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319064192
ISBN (Print)9783319064185
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Cancer
  • Imaging
  • Intraoperative
  • Lymph node
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Surgical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    South, F. A., Marjanovic, M., & Boppart, S. A. (2015). Intraoperative OCT in surgical oncology. In Optical Coherence Tomography: Technology and Applications, Second Edition (pp. 2393-2412). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06419-2_80