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Table 1 Summary of patient demographics and clinical characteristics

From: Intraoperative optical coherence tomography for assessing human lymph nodes for metastatic cancer

Characteristic Imaged Used Percent
Total # of subjects 51 42 82 %
Age, years
 Mean 61.9 62.6  
 Stand. Dev. 12.3 11.9  
 Range 34–84 38–84  
  ≤ 65 29 23  
  > 65 22 19  
Tumor type
 Ductal 43 35 81 %
 DCIS 34 28  
 IDC 36 29  
 Lobular 13 12 92 %
 LCIS 10 9  
 ILC 10 9  
 Micropapillary 5 4 80 %
 Multi-type 9 8 89 %
Tumor size (greatest dimension)
  < 1 cm 15 14 93 %
 1–2 cm 23 18 78 %
  > 2 cm 13 10 77 %
Tissue imaged
 Lymph nodes 128 76 59 %
 Imaging sites 184 99 54 %
 Histopathology + nodes 118 17 14 %
Lymph node metastasis size
 (greatest dimension)
  ≤ 2 mm 1 0 0 %
  > 2 mm 19 17 89 %
  1. DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ, IDC invasive ductal carcinoma, LCIS lobular carcinoma in situ, ILC invasive lobular carcinoma