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The future of medical diagnostics: review paper

Jerjes, Waseem K.; Upile, Tahwinder; Wong, Brian J.; Betz, Christian S.; Sterenborg, Henricus J.; Witjes, Max J.; Berg, Kristian; van Veen, Robert; Biel, Merrill A. and El-Naggar, Adel K., et al. (2011) In Head & Neck Oncology 3.
Abstract
While histopathology of excised tissue remains the gold standard for diagnosis, several new, non-invasive diagnostic techniques are being developed. They rely on physical and biochemical changes that precede and mirror malignant change within tissue. The basic principle involves simple optical techniques of tissue interrogation. Their accuracy, expressed as sensitivity and specificity, are reported in a number of studies suggests that they have a potential for cost effective, real-time, in situ diagnosis. We review the Third Scientific Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society held in Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria on the 11th May 2011. For the first time the HNODS Annual Scientific Meeting was held in association... (More)
While histopathology of excised tissue remains the gold standard for diagnosis, several new, non-invasive diagnostic techniques are being developed. They rely on physical and biochemical changes that precede and mirror malignant change within tissue. The basic principle involves simple optical techniques of tissue interrogation. Their accuracy, expressed as sensitivity and specificity, are reported in a number of studies suggests that they have a potential for cost effective, real-time, in situ diagnosis. We review the Third Scientific Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society held in Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria on the 11th May 2011. For the first time the HNODS Annual Scientific Meeting was held in association with the International Photodynamic Association (IPA) and the European Platform for Photodynamic Medicine (EPPM). The aim was to enhance the interdisciplinary aspects of optical diagnostics and other photodynamic applications. The meeting included 2 sections: oral communication sessions running in parallel to the IPA programme and poster presentation sessions combined with the IPA and EPPM posters sessions. (Less)
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  abstract     = {While histopathology of excised tissue remains the gold standard for diagnosis, several new, non-invasive diagnostic techniques are being developed. They rely on physical and biochemical changes that precede and mirror malignant change within tissue. The basic principle involves simple optical techniques of tissue interrogation. Their accuracy, expressed as sensitivity and specificity, are reported in a number of studies suggests that they have a potential for cost effective, real-time, in situ diagnosis. We review the Third Scientific Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society held in Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria on the 11th May 2011. For the first time the HNODS Annual Scientific Meeting was held in association with the International Photodynamic Association (IPA) and the European Platform for Photodynamic Medicine (EPPM). The aim was to enhance the interdisciplinary aspects of optical diagnostics and other photodynamic applications. The meeting included 2 sections: oral communication sessions running in parallel to the IPA programme and poster presentation sessions combined with the IPA and EPPM posters sessions.},
  author       = {Jerjes, Waseem K. and Upile, Tahwinder and Wong, Brian J. and Betz, Christian S. and Sterenborg, Henricus J. and Witjes, Max J. and Berg, Kristian and van Veen, Robert and Biel, Merrill A. and El-Naggar, Adel K. and Mosse, Charles A. and Olivo, Malini and Richards-Kortum, Rebecca and Robinson, Dominic J. and Rosen, Jennifer and Yodh, Arjun G. and Kendall, Catherine and Ilgner, Justus F. and Amelink, Arjen and Bagnato, Vanderlei and Barr, Hugh and Bolotine, Lina and Bigio, Irving and Chen, Zhongping and Choo-Smith, Lin-Ping and D'Cruz, Anil K. and Gillenwater, Ann and Leunig, Andreas and MacRobert, Alexander J. and McKenzie, Gordon and Sandison, Ann and Soo, Khee C. and Stepp, Herbert and Stone, Nicholas and Svanberg, Katarina and Tan, I. Bing and Wilson, Brian C. and Wolfsen, Herbert and Hopper, Colin},
  issn         = {1758-3284},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {Head & Neck Oncology},
  title        = {The future of medical diagnostics: review paper},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1758-3284-3-38},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2011},
}