Source:University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery — all without cutting skin.
The researchers describe the technology in a study published today in Science Advances.
“Our technology allows us to scan tissue quickly, and when we see a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, we can perform ultra-precise surgery and selectively treat the unwanted or diseased structure within the tissue — without cutting into the skin,” said Yimei Huang, co-lead author of the study and a former postdoctoral fellow at the department of dermatology and skin science at UBC and BC Cancer.
Huang co-led the study with Zhenguo Wu, a UBC PhD student.
The device is a specialized type of multiphoto […]
Last modified: June 12, 2019