A wearable technology developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine may help surgeons to visualize cancer cells, which will help to ensure that no stray tumor cells are left behind during surgical procedures.
In the current surgery standard, surgeons remove tumors and neighboring tissues that may or may not include cancer cells, and these samples are sent to a pathology lab and viewed under a microscope. If cancer cells are found in the neighboring tissue, follow-up surgeries are often required.
The new glasses—developed by a team led by Samuel Achilefu, Phd, professor of radiology and of biomedical engineering—feature...
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