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Autofluorescence detection and imaging of bladder cancer realized through a cystoscope

United States Patent Application

20080051664
A1
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Near infrared imaging using elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence and utilizing interior examination techniques and equipment are explored for medical applications. The approach involves imaging using cross-polarized elastic light scattering and/or tissue autofluorescence in the Near Infra-Red (NIR) coupled with image processing and inter-image operations to differentiate human tissue components.
Demos, Stavros G. (Livermore, CA), White, Ralph W. deVere (Sacramento, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 796,689
April 27, 2007
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.