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Table 1 Patient characteristics of point measurements dataset and continuous measurements dataset

From: Towards the use of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for real-time in vivo detection of breast cancer during surgery

Patient characteristics Point measurements (n = 21) Continuous measurements (n = 5)
Mean age (std) 53.4 year (12.1) 60.6 year (10.2)
Menopausal status
 Premenopausal 8 1
 Perimenopausal 2 0
 Postmenopausal 10 4
 Unknown 1 0
Mean tumor size (US imaging) (std) 25.5 mm (11.1) 37.2 mm (25.1)
Cancer typea
 Invasive ductal carcinoma 19 3
 Invasive lobular carcinoma 2 1
 Mucinous adenocarcinoma 0 1
  1. aThe histopathology was based on the histopathology of all biopsy specimens taken in that patient