New glasses help surgeons see cancer cells

02/11/2014 | MedicalDaily.com

New technology may help surgeons visualize the distinction between normal tissue and cancer cells with the help of a contrast agent. The new technology, dubbed "cancer goggles," is still in the testing phase, but its creator, Samuel Achilefu, director of the Optical Radiology Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, thinks the technology could have many applications. The tool will be tested by veterinarians surgically removing cancer from dogs at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, and human testing will follow.

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