Mindaugas Tamošiūnas, Roberts Kadiķis, Mikus Melderis, Romāns Maļiks, Diāna Duplevska, Daira Viškere, Ilze Matīse-van Houtana, Blaž Cugmas. Wide-field Raman spectral band imaging of tumor lesions in veterinary medicine. Translational Biophotonics: Diagnostics and Therapeutics III, 12627(), 295-302 pp. SPIE, 2023.

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author = {Mindaugas Tamošiūnas and Roberts Kadiķis and Mikus Melderis and Romāns Maļiks and Diāna Duplevska and Daira Viškere and Ilze Matīse-van Houtana and Blaž Cugmas},
title = {Wide-field Raman spectral band imaging of tumor lesions in veterinary medicine},
journal = {Translational Biophotonics: Diagnostics and Therapeutics III},
volume = {12627},
pages = {295-302},
publisher = {SPIE},
year = {2023}

Abstract: Skin and subcutaneous tumors are common in companion animals, that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Raman spectroscopy shows high diagnostic accuracy in identifying malignant tumors and benign lipomas in dogs and cats. However, the traditional single-point raster scanning approach is not ideal for a large-field-of-view Raman imaging due to its time-consuming nature when scanning areas larger than a square centimeter. Additionally, focusing the excitation spot can lead to high levels of light fluency (J/cm2), potentially causing damage to tissue biomolecules. Furthermore, the resulting raster-scan image often lacks sufficient spatial resolution to effectively compare it with tissue morphology findings. In this study, we focused on implementing EMCCD camera-based Raman imaging to accurately capture Raman spectral band signatures and overcome autofluorescence interference in veterinary cancer samples ex vivo. By utilizing the tunable band-pass filters set-up, our system enables large-field-of-view imaging of specific Raman bands, such as the 1437 cm-1 band or 1652 cm-1 band in biological tissue, proposing a more efficient, accurate and safe approach for Raman imaging in the veterinary field.

URL: https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/12627/1262737/Wide-field-Raman-spectral-band-imaging-of-tumor-lesions-in/10.1117/12.2686917.short

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