Hand-held optical devices for breast cancer: Spectroscopy and 3-D tomographic imaging

Sarah J. Erickson, Anuradha Godavarty, Sergio L. Martinez, Jean Gonzalez, Adrian Romero, Manuela Roman, Annie Nunez, Jiajia Ge, Steven Regalado, Richard Kiszonas, Cristina Lopez-Penalver

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Diffuse optical imaging (DOI) is a promising noninvasive and nonionizing method for breast imaging. Several research groups have developed hand-held-based optical imaging devices which are portable and patient-comfortable toward clinical translation of the technology. The different hand-held optical devices developed to date are reviewed herein with a focus on the clinical applications. The hand-held device developed at Florida International University is unique in its ability to perform 3-D tomography using DOI alone via self-coregistration facilities. Results demonstrate the ability of the device to perform 2-D imaging and 3-D tomography in human breast tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6035735
Pages (from-to)1298-1312
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 3-D tomography
  • Breast cancer
  • diffuse optical imaging (DOI)
  • hand-held device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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