Journal Highlight: Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectral discrimination of brain tumour severity from serum samples

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  • Published: May 5, 2014
  • Author: spectroscopyNOW
  • Channels: Infrared Spectroscopy
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ATR-FTIR spectral data have been combined with a RBF-SVM statistical analysis for the diagnosis and differentiation of high-grade and low-grade brain tumours and non-cancerous tissue.

Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectral discrimination of brain tumour severity from serum samples

Journal of Biophotonics, 2014, 7, 189-199
James R. Hands, Konrad M. Dorling, Peter Abel, Katherine M. Ashton, Andrew Brodbelt, Charles Davis, Timothy Dawson, Michael D. Jenkinson, Robert W. Lea, Carol Walker and Matthew J. Baker

Abstract: Gliomas are the most frequent primary brain tumours in adults with over 9,000 people diagnosed each year in the UK. A rapid, reagent-free and cost-effective diagnostic regime using serum spectroscopy would allow for rapid diagnostic results and for swift treatment planning and monitoring within the clinical environment. We report the use of ATR-FTIR spectral data combined with a RBF-SVM for the diagnosis of gliomas (high-grade and low-grade) from non-cancer with sensitivities and specificities on average of 93.75 and 96.53% respectively. The proposed diagnostic regime has the ability to reduce mortality and morbidity rates.

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