Discrimination of Benign and Malignant Human Tissue During Percutaneous Interventions Using Optical Spectroscopy Techniques
In this observational study the investigators aim to evaluate whether optical spectroscopy
can correctly diagnose malignant tissue in the existing clinical workflow of percutaneous
interventions in lung and liver.
During the measurement procedure, possible improvements of the measurement hardware will be
recorded. Analysis of this documentation will provide information for possible alterations
of hardware design for improved clinical applicability in the future. Special attention will
be paid to observe how the procedure fits in the standard workflow of the radiologist.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Differentiation between normal and malignant tissue
Statistical analysis of the difference between diffuse reflectance spectra obtained at normal and malignant measurement locations
Theo Ruers, MD
Nederlands Kanker Instituut/Antonie van leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis
Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)