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Bioimpedance in Oral Cancer

  • Gargi S. Sarode
  • Sachin C. Sarode
  • Prashanth Panta
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Abstract

Bioimpedance is described as the response of living organisms to an external current. It is an amount of obstruction to the flow of the external current through the tissues. Bioimpedance is a noninvasive method for evaluating the structure of a living organism. A bioimpedance signal can be used for describing the tissues. Bioimpedance of a tissue differs with different applied frequencies. It is an established technique in detection of breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers. There are evidences that significant differences exist between bioimpedance of normal and malignant tissue. With this view in mind, a comprehensive description of the technique is hereby given to deliberate the role of bioimpedance with a special emphasis on oral cancer. We have also discussed the studies carried out on oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and realized the necessity for more studies especially on OPMDs and OSCC together.

Keywords

Bioimpedance Early detection Electrical impedance Malignancies Noninvasive Oral cancer Oral potentially malignant disorders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gargi S. Sarode
    • 1
  • Sachin C. Sarode
    • 1
  • Prashanth Panta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral Pathology and MicrobiologyDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and HospitalPuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of Oral Medicine and RadiologyMNR Dental College and HospitalSangareddyIndia

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