A Structured Light Based Laboratory Animal Subcutaneous Tumor Scanning System
Tumor size or volume is often the primary endpoint in preclinical cancer efficacy studies. Efficient and accurate measurement of such tumors is crucial to the rapid evaluation of novel drug candidates. Currently available techniques for acquiring high throughput data on tumor volume are time-consuming and they are prone to various inaccuracies and errors. The laser scanning technology described in this paper provides a convenient, high throughput system for the measurement of tumors that reduces inter-operator variability and bias while providing automated data collection, processing and analysis.
Abbreviations: 3D, 3-dimensional