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One of the advantages of FTIR hyperspectral imaging of tissue is the ability to determine cell type without resorting to fluorescence labelling. This image is a false-colour representation of a prostate tissue sample where each colour represents a different cell type.


Cell type Percentage
Smooth muscle 50.7%
Epithelium 24.3%
Fibrous Stroma 12.3%
Extra cellular matrix 10.0%
Lymphocytes 2.5%
Blood 0.2%

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Automated high-throughput assessment of prostate biopsy tissue using infrared spectroscopic chemical imaging
Paul Bassan, Ashwin Sachdeva, Jonathan H. Shanks, Mick D. Brown, Noel W. Clarke and Peter Gardner
Proc. SPIE 9041, Medical Imaging 2014: Digital Pathology, 90410D (March 20, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2043290

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