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New Imaging technique could end Biopsies for Doctors, make patients happy

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New Imaging technique could end Biopsies for Doctors, make patients happy

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Biopsies are used to detect cancer cells in body tissue or matter, and usually involve an invasive and painful method. A new technique developed by a professor at the University of Rochester will take high-resolution 3D images under the skin’s surface, potentially eliminating the need for biopsies in cancer detection. Professor Jannick Rolland created a prototype that uses a liquid lens, in which a droplet of water replaces the standard glass lens, in conjunction with near-infrared light, to take thousands of pictures at varying depths. Those images are then combined to create clear, 3D renderings of what lies up to one millimeter below your epidermis.

While these methods have already been tested on Humans and under human skin, the professor claims that the method is a long way from full launch. Possibly years!

Either way , looks like we are getting closer and closer to a possible cure to the dreaded disease.


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