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Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'
BBC ^ | 11 April 2014 | Bahman Kalbasi

Posted on 04/28/2014 12:24:18 AM PDT by aquila48

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.

Surgeons are not always able to tell if they have removed all the cancerous tissues and many patients face a follow-up operation to remove more.

The goggles create an augmented reality, showing cancerous cells as glowing.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: cancer; imaging
Very promising technology that could make cancer operations less invasive and more effective.

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1 posted on 04/28/2014 12:24:18 AM PDT by aquila48
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For many years, it has been possible to inject lab animals with dyes that bind to cancers and fluoresce in imagers, but the use of such dyes in humans is limited for a number of reasons. For one thing, a human being is too big to be imaged the way a rodent can, since most light does not penetrate very far into flesh. These goggles are only looking at surface features, and apparently the dye is only applied to the removed tissue.

This will help remove the entire tumor. It won’t help to find tumor cells that have already migrated somewhere else.

2 posted on 04/28/2014 2:43:44 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into:
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