Imaging of early stage breast cancer with circularly polarized light


In this study, we utilize the properties of polarized light for the analysis of paraffin-embedded breast cancer samples. We perform the measurements of the full Stokes vector of back-reflected radiation and calculate the degree of polarization as a diagnostic criterion for the separation of healthy and cancer sample sections. We show that circularly polarized light scattered within the breast sample is sensitive to the presence of cancer cells. The degree of the polarization of the reected light was found to be the most sensitive parameter for the reliable differentiation of tissue.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast cancer,Degree of polarization,Polarimetric imaging,Stokes polarimetry,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics,Computer Science Applications,Applied Mathematics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publication ISSN: 1996-756X
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PURE Output Type: Conference article
Published Date: 2020-04-07
Accepted Date: 2020-04-01
Authors: Dremin, Viktor (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6974-3505)
Anin, Dmytro
Sieryi, Oleksii
Borovkova, Mariia
Näpänkangas, Juha
Meglinski, Igor (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7613-8191)
Bykov, Alexander



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