A new way of diagnosing and treating disease — without cutting skin

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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 […]

 

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Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190515144020.htm

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