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Developing optical elastography techniques for intraoperative breast cancer detection
February 13 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) removes tumor with margins of healthy tissue from patient’s body and is one of the main treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer. However, ~20-30% of patients undertaking BCS require a second surgery, due to the lack of effective intraoperative cancer detection methods and residual cancer detected close to the margins of the excised mass after the initial surgery. Optical elastography, an emerging technique which maps the tissue mechanical properties into 2-D or 3-D images, holds promise to assess tumor margins accurately and rapidly during surgery, enabling surgeons to ensure complete excision of tumor. We developed optical elastography techniques based on optical coherence tomography and recently demonstrated an accuracy of 95% for tumor margin assessment on excised breast tissue using a benchtop system. In addition, we demonstrated the first in vivo intraoperative breast cancer detection using a handheld optical elastography probe. Moreover, to optimize the likely uptake of optical elastography by surgeons, we developed a variant of optical elastography, termed camera-based optical palpation, using simple, cost-effective digital cameras to assist surgeon remove the residual cancer. As camera-based optical palpation is cost-effective and portable, it holds promise to be widely used not only in metropolitan hospitals but also in hospitals in rural and remote areas, improving equity of access to optimal treatment for patients.
Co-sponsored by: IEEE North Jersey Section
Speaker(s): Dr. Qi Fang,
Event Time: 1:15PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Kiernan Conference Room (ECE 202), ECEC, NJIT, Newark
Refreshments: 1:45 PM
Talk by Dr Qi Fang: 2:00 PM
Seminar in ECE 202 All Welcome: There is no fee/charge for attending IEEE technical seminar. You don’t have to be an IEEE Member to attend. Refreshment is free for all attendees. Please invite your friends and colleagues to take advantage of this Invited Distinguished Lecture.
Room: 202, Bldg: ECEC, 154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102, NJIT, Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07102