Screening prostate cancer using a portable near infrared scanning imaging unit with an optical fiber-based rectal probe Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Testosterone


  • A portable near infrared scanning polarization imaging unit with an optical fiber-based rectal probe, namely Photonic Finger, was designed and developed o locate the 3D position of abnormal prostate site inside normal prostate tissue. An inverse algorithm, Optical Tomography using Independent Component Analysis (OPTICA) was improved particularly to unmix the signal from targets (cancerous tissue) embedded in a turbid medium (normal tissue) in the backscattering imaging geometry. Photonic Finger combined with OPTICA was tested to characterize different target(s) inside different tissue medium, including cancerous prostate tissue embedded by large piece of normal tissue. © 2012 SPIE.

publication date

  • June 11, 2012



  • Conference Paper


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.904254

Additional Document Info


  • 8220