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Colorizing technology highlights cancerous tissue – Engadget

Here is some technology which can help our health if it performs as it claims to  and that is it makes the cancer cells fluoresce, so that doctors are more able to see up close where exactly they should remove the cancerous lesions from;

In operating rooms today, cancer surgeons are essentially forced to operate without any definitive way of determining whether or not 100% of the diseased tissue has been removed. Thanks to a radical invention by researchers in Massachusetts, that huge limitation could soon be a thing of the past. A new system, dubbed FLARE (Fluorescence-Assisted Resection and Exploration), involves a near-infrared (NIR) imaging system, a video monitor, and a computer. These tools are used to see special chemical dies (christened NIR fluorophores) that are crafted to “target specific structures such as cancer cells when injected into patients.” When these dyes are exposed to NIR light, the cancer cells light up, giving doctors an easy look at what they have left to remove. The team is gearing up to showcase the technology at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia — here’s hoping it can be put to good use in the very near future.

Colorizing technology highlights cancerous tissue – Engadget


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2 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    Let’s hope so, Floyd! Amazing.

  2. Floyd says:

    This is some technology that could benefit so many people and make it more easier for the doctors to see exactly were the cancerous cells are,thanks for dropping by and reading.

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