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Table 2 Summary of independent metrics and their physical meaning relative to high-grade serous – Type II tissues

From: Stromal alterations in ovarian cancers via wavelength dependent Second Harmonic Generation microscopy and optical scattering

  μ s m shape value FSHG/BSHG Conversion efficiency
Normal (≈)
Density
1.32 (++)
Cell and collagen structures more ordered
+
Disordered similar sized collagen fibrils
(- -)
Less collagen organization at fiber level
Benign (-)
Density
1.01(- - -)
Cell and collagen structures less ordered
(+ +)
Large collagen fibrils
(-)
Less collagen organization at fiber level
Endometrioid - Type I (- -)
Density
1.40 (+ + +)
Cell and collagen structure more ordered
(+)
Disordered similar sized collagen fibrils
(-)
Decrease collagen density
Low-grade serous – Type I (-)
Density
1.41 (+ + +)
Cell and collagen structure more ordered
(+ +)
Larger more disordered collagen fibrils
(-)
Less collagen organization at fiber level
  1. (+) slightly increased, (++) moderately increased, (+++) highly increased, (≈) similar valued, (-) slightly decreased, (- -) moderately decreased, (- - -) highly decreased