Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Mary F. Parker , Tripler Army Medical Center
James P. Karins , Tripler Army Medical Center
Dennis M. O'Connor , University of Louisville
The current standard approach to screening and diagnosing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) includes Pap smear triage followed by colposcopy. While effective, colposcopy is subjective, includes painful procedures such as biopsies and endocervical curettage, requires specialized training, and involves a waiting period of several days for histopathologic reports. We are developing an alternate method of detecting and localizing cervical precancerous lesions, known as hyperspectral diagnostic imaging (HSDI), in which the surface of the cervix is scanned with ultraviolet and white light. Fluorescent and reflected light patterns generated by the cervical tissue are collected and analyzed by the spectrometer to determine features which will discriminate among the various stages of CIN. The HSDI approach is objective, painless, requires minimal training, and will provide immediate results.
D. M. O'Connor, J. P. Karins and M. F. Parker, "Hyperspectral Diagnostic Imaging of the Cervix: Initial Observations," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 144.