A method for rapid spectral pathological classification of human brain tumor borders during surgery

Matthias Kirsch, Allison Stelling, Edmund Koch, Gabriele Schackert, Reiner Salzer & Gerhard Steiner
Objective: Optical spectroscopy, namely Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was shown to differentiate various brain tumors and their primaries with high accuracy. The method was limited to processed, dry samples and all data were retrospective so far. Here, we evaluated in a prospective[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]