The Resource Photoacoustic detection of metastatic melanoma in the human circulatory system, by Ryan Michael Weight, (electronic resource)

Photoacoustic detection of metastatic melanoma in the human circulatory system, by Ryan Michael Weight, (electronic resource)

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Photoacoustic detection of metastatic melanoma in the human circulatory system
Title
Photoacoustic detection of metastatic melanoma in the human circulatory system
Statement of responsibility
by Ryan Michael Weight
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
Detection of disseminating tumor cells can function as an early warning system, alerting the metastatic spread or recurrence of the disease. Early detection of such cells can result in preventative treatment of the disease while late stage detection can serve as an indicator of the effectiveness of chemotherapeutics. We propose a system for the detection of metastatic circulating tumor cells based upon the thermo-elastic properties of melanoma. The method employs photoacoustic excitation coupled with a detection system capable of determining the presence of disseminating cells within the circulatory system in vitro. Detection trials consisting of a human melanoma cell line resulted in a detection threshold on the order of 10 individual cells. Melanoma cells were introduced into human blood in vitro to mimic a metastatic envrionment. Results imply the potential to assay simple blood draws from healthy and metastatic patients for the presence of cancerous melanoma providing an unprecedented method for routine cancer screening
Cataloging source
MUU
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1983-
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Weight, Ryan Michael
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Viator, John A.
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  • Metastasis
  • Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Optoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Blood
Target audience
specialized
Label
Photoacoustic detection of metastatic melanoma in the human circulatory system, by Ryan Michael Weight, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 29, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166388352
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166388352
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Photoacoustic detection of metastatic melanoma in the human circulatory system, by Ryan Michael Weight, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 29, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166388352
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166388352
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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