Cancer screening through the use of enhanced visual systems

Urs Utzinger, Michael Bueeler, Douglas L. Heintzelman, Ann Gillenwater, Rebecca Richards-Kortum

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The human eyes are not made to detect disease, however visual perception is the most common screening method for early cancer detection. With optimal illumination and observation configuration there is significant improvement of optical contrast between normal and pre-cancerous tissue in the oral cavity, both for reflected or fluorescent light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE- The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001


  • Diagnosis
  • Neoplasia
  • Screening
  • Spectroscopy
  • Visual perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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