Diffuse optical measurement of blood flow in breast tumors

Turgut Durduran, Regine Choe, Guoqiang Yu, Chao Zhou, Julia C. Tchou, Brian J. Czerniecki, Arjun G. Yodh

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Blood flow contrast between tumor and normal tissues in patients with malignant and benign breast cancer was measured by diffuse optical correlation methods. The measurements were carried out with a hand-held optical probe that was manually scanned over the tumor-bearing breast. Increased blood flow was observed in tumor regions relative to healthy tissue, and control subjects did not exhibit significant blood flow heterogeneity. The measurements introduce a new optical contrast for diffuse optical mammography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2915-2917
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005


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