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New handheld miniature microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms | KurzweilAI

New handheld miniature microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms | KurzweilAI

A miniature handheld microscope being developed by University of Washington mechanical engineers could allow neurosurgeons to differentiate cancerous from normal brain tissue at cellular level in real time in the operating room and determine where to stop cutting.

The new technology is intended to solve a critical problem in brain surgery: to definitively distinguish between cancerous and normal brain cells…

Source: New handheld miniature microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms | KurzweilAI