Title

Spectral Analysis of Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Presenter Information

Jacob Mueller

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Research Advisor

Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-

Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

The primary objectives of this project were to gain an understanding of the spectral properties of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and develop a method or technique based on those properties to aid in the cancer diagnosis and removal processes. To aid the diagnostic process, the spectra of malignant lesions were compared to the spectra of normal skin. To aid in assessment of the completeness of removal, the spectra of partially removed lesions were compared to the spectra of tumor-free bloody fields. Three comparison methods were used for both the pre-surgical vs. normal and mid-surgical vs. bloody field sets. It was found that at the wavelengths 483 nm, 546 nm, and 593 nm tumorous material has the highest relative reflectance.

Biography

Jacob is a senior Electrical and Computer Engineering major at Missouri University of Science and Technology. This is his first year with OURE. Before coming to Missouri S&T, he attended St. Louis University High School and studied Music Production at Loyola University New Orleans.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

10 Apr 2012, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Comments

Joint project with Emily Kackley

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Spectral Analysis of Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Carver Room

The primary objectives of this project were to gain an understanding of the spectral properties of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and develop a method or technique based on those properties to aid in the cancer diagnosis and removal processes. To aid the diagnostic process, the spectra of malignant lesions were compared to the spectra of normal skin. To aid in assessment of the completeness of removal, the spectra of partially removed lesions were compared to the spectra of tumor-free bloody fields. Three comparison methods were used for both the pre-surgical vs. normal and mid-surgical vs. bloody field sets. It was found that at the wavelengths 483 nm, 546 nm, and 593 nm tumorous material has the highest relative reflectance.