Polarimetric Detection of Chemotherapy-Induced Cancer Cell Death

Abstract: Imaging polarimetry is a focus of increasing interest in diagnostic medicine because of its non-destructive nature and its potential to distinguish normal from tumor tissue. However, handling and understanding polarimetric images is not an easy task, and different intermediate steps have been proposed in order to introduce helpful physical magnitudes. In this research, we look for a sensitive polarimetric parameter that allows us to detect cell death when cancer cells are treated with chemotherapy drugs. Experiments in two different myelomonocytic leukemia cell lines, U937 and THP1, are performed in triplicate, finding a highly-significant positive correlation between total diattenuation of samples in transmission configuration, D T DT , and chemotherapy-induced cell death. The location of the diattenuation enhancement gives some insight into the cell death process. The proposed method can be an objective complement to conventional methodologies based on pure observational microscopy and can be easily implemented in regular microscopes.

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 Fuente: Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(14), 2886

Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 01/07/2019

Nº de páginas: 16

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.3390/app9142886

ISSN: 2076-3417

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.3390/app9142886