Shining light on brain tumors

Posted by on April 18, 2016 4:05 pm
Categories: health

When operating on cancer, surgeons want to remove tumors and not healthy tissue. This is especially important and challenging when dealing with brain tumors, which are often spread out and mixed in with the healthy tissue. Researchers have shown that a well-established optics technique can reveal exactly where brain tumors are, producing images in less than a minute — unlike conventional methods that can take a whole day.

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