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Making Biopsies Obsolete by High-Resolution Subdermal Imaging

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

This prototype device developed by University of Rochester Professor of Optical Engineering Jannick Rolland can take high-resolution images under the skin's surface without removing the skin. Researchers say that in the future it may eliminate the need for many biopsies to detect skin cancer. Credit: J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester

“University of Rochester optics professor Jannick Rolland has developed an optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin’s surface.

The aim of the technology is to detect and examine skin lesions to determine whether they are benign or cancerous without having to cut the suspected tumor out of the skin and analyze it in the lab.

Instead, the tip of a roughly one-foot-long cylindrical probe is placed in contact with the tissue, and within seconds a clear, high-resolution, 3D image of what lies below the surface emerges.”

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