Identification of tumor margins using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy with an extended-wavelength spectrum in a porcine model

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OBJECTIVE: A novel extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (EWDRS) technique is being developed for future clinical non-invasive tumor margin delineation. In this study, the ability of EWDRS to identify the margins of pigmented skin lesions in an in vivo pig model was evaluated.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy recordings (350-1550 nm) were made on 13 pigmented skin lesions and non-pigmented skin, as a reference. The hand-held probe was swept toward the pigmented area until the signal changed, thus indicating that the margin had been identified. A needle was inserted as a marker, and tissue samples were sent for histological analysis. The distance between the EWDRS-defined border and the histological border was measured by 3 independent examiners.

RESULTS: The median difference between the EWDRS-defined border and the histological border was 70 μm toward the pigmented tissue (range: -579 to 538 μm). A Pearson correlation coefficient of .95 was obtained for the examiners.

CONCLUSIONS: Extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy can be used in vivo to delineate the border of pigmented skin lesions in a porcine model with high accuracy, indicating that it may be a useful tool for non-invasive tumor margin delineation in the future.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Skåne University Hospital

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Oftalmologi
  • Biomedicinsk laboratorievetenskap/teknologi


Sidor (från-till)667-671
Antal sidor5
TidskriftSkin Research and Technology
StatusPublished - 2018
Peer review utfördJa