Head & neck optical diagnostics: vision of the future of surgery

Head Neck Oncol. 2009 Jul 13;1:25. doi: 10.1186/1758-3284-1-25.


Review paper and Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society (HNODS) on March 14th 2009 at University College London. The aim of our research must be to provide breakthrough translational research which can be applied clinically in the immediate rather than the near future. We are fortunate that this is indeed a possibility and may fundamentally change current clinical and surgical practice to improve our patients' lives.

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescence
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Confocal
  • Spectrophotometry, Infrared
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • Spectrum Analysis, Raman
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence