New Way to Detect Tiny Tumours by Optical Imaging

04 Apr 2019

Cancer detection at an early stage has always been a difficult task. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have developed an imaging system, named “DOLPHIN”, which relies on near-infrared light to track a 0.1-millimetre fluorescent probe. This can detect a signal tissue depth of eight centimetres, far deeper than any other existing biomedical optical imaging technique. This optical imaging is very convenient and reliable compared to other commonly scans such as X-ray Computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It’s helpful in detecting tumour at an early stage and helps to take proper medications to keep cancer in control.

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