Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D

July 05, 2017 in

A versatile light-sheet microscope developed by a team of University of Washington mechanical engineers, including Adam Glaser and Jonathan Liu, and UW Medicine pathologists, Nicholas Reder and Larry True, can provide surgeons with real-time pathology data to guide cancer-removal surgeries and can also non-destructively examine tumor biopsies in 3D. It can rapidly and non-destructively image the margins of large fresh tissue specimens with the same level of detail as traditional pathology — in no more than 30 minutes.

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