New Pen-Sized Microscope Could Spot Cancerous Cells During Surgery | IFLScience

When suspected cancerous tissue is found within a patient’s brain during surgery, there is simply no time to remove a sample, send it to a separate laboratory, and wait for a diagnosis following microscopic analysis. A study in the journal Biomedical Optics Express describes a new handheld microscope that has the ability to image various tissues with as much detail as the best laboratory equivalents. This could potentially allow surgeons to look for miniature, malignant features during operations – including perhaps neurosurgery.

Source: New Pen-Sized Microscope Could Spot Cancerous Cells During Surgery | IFLScience

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