Optical diagnostic techniques for use in lesions of the head and neck: review of the latest developments

Ben Green*, Alistair R M Cobb, Peter A Brennan, Colin Hopper

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Abstract

Optical biopsy systems are a potential adjunct to the histopathological assessment of tissue specimens; they are not invasive and can give an immediate result. We review the most common optical biopsy techniques used to detect lesions of the head and neck: elastic scattering spectroscopy, microendoscopy, narrow band imaging, fluorescence, and optical coherence tomography, and discuss their clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-680
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume52
Issue number8
Early online date8 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

Copyright © 2014 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • elastic scattering spectroscopy
  • fluorescence
  • microendoscopy
  • narrow-band imaging
  • optical biopsy
  • optical coherence tomography
  • oral cancer
  • skin cancer

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