Application Note: Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Spectroscopy as Techniques for Identification of Lung Cancers
11 December 2014

A group working at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital in the Netherlands are tackling this problem with the use of biophotonic techniques – namely Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) and Fluorescence Spectroscopy (FS) – to assess how the accuracy of the diagnostic procedure may be improved. This application note outlines their design and testing of prototype instrumentation for the addition of these photonic based modalities to the standard histopathology technique, and demonstrates their benefit to the final diagnosis.