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Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Nov 15;18(22):6083-5. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-12-2823. Epub 2012 Oct 10.

Real-time pathology to guide breast surgery: seeing alone is not believing.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA. bigio@bu.edu

Abstract

Tissue diagnostic techniques based on optical spectroscopy, in various incarnations, are approaching clinical reality for intraoperative guidance of surgical procedures. Examination of tissue properties by elastic light-scattering spectroscopy may constitute a preferable alternative to frozen-section pathology or touch imprint cytology for intraoperative assessment of resection margins during breast-conserving surgery.

PMID:
23052257
PMCID:
PMC3500420
DOI:
10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-12-2823
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