Issue Date: June 22, 2015 | Web Date: June 18, 2015
Optical Method Maps Brain Tumor Borders
When surgeons remove brain tumors, they spend a lot of time snipping out tiny pieces of tissue at the borders between the tumors and healthy tissue. Before cutting, they carefully examine the tissue with a microscope to make sure they’re excising only tumor. Cutting out normal tissue could impair a patient’s vision, speech, or memory.
A new handheld probe could someday help surgeons in their decision-making, thanks to a technique that uses light to differentiate . . .
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