05800350 is referenced by 318 patents and cites 50 patents.

A method and apparatus (21, 150) is disclosed for identifying tissue which is suspected of being physiologically changed as a result of pre-cancerous or cancerous activity. The apparatus (21, 150) includes a probe (1, 10; 151) configured to contact the tissue and which includes an arrangement (3-7, 17-47; 158-163) to subject the tissue to a plurality of different stimuli such as electrical, light, heat, sound, magnetic and to detect plural physical responses to the stimuli. The probe (1, 10; 151) connects to an analogue section (23; 152) which buffers signals between the probe (1, 10; 151) and a processor (22; 153). The processor (22; 153) processes the responses in combination in order to categorise the tissue, and then compares the categorisation with a catalogue of expected tissue to identify the tissue, the processing occurring in real-time with an indication of the tissue type (eg. normal, pre-cancerous/cancerous, or unknown) being provided to an operator of the apparatus.

Title
Apparatus for tissue type recognition
Application Number
332830
Publication Number
5800350
Application Date
February 14, 1997
Publication Date
September 1, 1998
Inventor
Victor Nickaelovich Skladnev
Bondi Junction
AU
Bevan Leslie Reid
Weral
AU
John Victor Malcom Coppleson
Potts Point
AU
Agent
Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C
Assignee
Polartechnics
AU
IPC
A61B 5/00
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