Design of a Smartphone-Camera-based Fluorescence Imaging System for the Detection of Oral Cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/593619
Title:
Design of a Smartphone-Camera-based Fluorescence Imaging System for the Detection of Oral Cancer
Author:
Uthoff, Ross
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Shown is the design of the Smartphone Oral Cancer Detection System (SOCeeDS). The SOCeeDS attaches to a smartphone and utilizes its embedded imaging optics and sensors to capture images of the oral cavity to detect oral cancer. Violet illumination sources excite the oral tissues to induce fluorescence. Images are captured with the smartphone’s onboard camera. Areas where the tissues of the oral cavity are darkened signify an absence of fluorescence signal, indicating breakdown in tissue structure brought by precancerous or cancerous conditions. With this data the patient can seek further testing and diagnosis as needed. Proliferation of this device will allow communities with limited access to healthcare professionals a tool to detect cancer in its early stages, increasing the likelihood of cancer reversal.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
illumination; imaging; mHealth; optics; Optical Sciences; fluorescence
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Liang, Rongguang

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleDesign of a Smartphone-Camera-based Fluorescence Imaging System for the Detection of Oral Canceren_US
dc.creatorUthoff, Rossen
dc.contributor.authorUthoff, Rossen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractShown is the design of the Smartphone Oral Cancer Detection System (SOCeeDS). The SOCeeDS attaches to a smartphone and utilizes its embedded imaging optics and sensors to capture images of the oral cavity to detect oral cancer. Violet illumination sources excite the oral tissues to induce fluorescence. Images are captured with the smartphone’s onboard camera. Areas where the tissues of the oral cavity are darkened signify an absence of fluorescence signal, indicating breakdown in tissue structure brought by precancerous or cancerous conditions. With this data the patient can seek further testing and diagnosis as needed. Proliferation of this device will allow communities with limited access to healthcare professionals a tool to detect cancer in its early stages, increasing the likelihood of cancer reversal.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectilluminationen
dc.subjectimagingen
dc.subjectmHealthen
dc.subjectopticsen
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen
dc.subjectfluorescenceen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorLiang, Rongguangen
dc.contributor.committeememberLiang, Rongguangen
dc.contributor.committeememberKoshel, Richard J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSchwiegerling, Jimen
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