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Photoacoustic Imaging Uses Sight, Sound For Cancer Detection

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the do-these-rays-make-my-tumor-fluoresce? dept.

Medicine 15

An anonymous reader writes "A new imaging technique combines light and sound to create detailed, color pictures of tumors deep inside the body. It's hoped the technology, called photoacoustic tomography, will help doctors diagnose cancer earlier than is now possible and to more precisely monitor the effects of cancer treatment — all without the radiation involved in X-rays and CT scans or the expense of MRIs. By combining sounds and light, the technology can penetrate the body's tissues to visualize tumors at depths never before possible."

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BUT CAN IT SEE THE REAL ME !! CAN IT !! CAN IT !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39616731)

Yes !! It !! Can !!

Me, me, me, me ...

one small step.... (3, Interesting)

harvey the nerd (582806) | more than 2 years ago | (#39616735)

Lots of sizzle. Hopefully it will work well with few artifacts and be available for a low price that enables monthly scans of cancer treatments, perhaps computer generated measures of trackable tumors to show shrinkage and necrotic tissue.

New? It's been going on since at least 2003 (5, Informative)

PatPending (953482) | more than 2 years ago | (#39616787)

This research [wustl.edu] has been going on since at least 2003.

(Note: don't bother clicking the URL at the bottom of the page -- it's currently 403. I did send the webmaster an email about it.)

So the submission links to a blog? And no images! Oh, my.

Here is a link to a research paper -- with images! Multiscale photoacoustic microscopy and computed tomography [wustl.edu]

heh, Wang (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39616869)

Lihong v wang, PhD.

Re:heh, Wang (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39616951)

Yah you don't see many "western" names on research papers anymore. Hint hint. Continue to make fun by all means. Oh and I think your french fry machine is telling you that it's ready for another batch. Back to work.

e4. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39616981)

7000 0sers of users o7 BSD/OS. A

Imaging without images (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39616987)

I have a brilliant idea:

Let's make an article about imaging techniques without using images at all!

No, wait, let's add some images of advertisers so they get distracted and don't read the boring text.

It's like a rave in my body... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39616995)

and I wasn't invited.

New Bloodtest (1)

hebertrich (472331) | more than 2 years ago | (#39617277)

new bloodtest has been done that detects cancer
before it can be seen through any kind of imaging.

http://mcponline.org/content/11/4/M111.011460.abstract

Happy readings

Amazing New Pictures (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39617319)

Amazing New Pictures described in an all-text article. Fucking genius.

Pictures from the Science paper (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39617351)

Science abstract: https://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6075/1458.abstract

Figures from paper:
http://s7.postimage.org/c6p9jkry3/F1_large.jpg
http://s13.postimage.org/e864r2vvr/F2_large.jpg
http://s14.postimage.org/iypvrgve9/F3_large.jpg

Medical tricorder (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39617611)

Seems like the perfect tech to get into a medical tricorder.

Proof positive (2)

chill (34294) | more than 2 years ago | (#39617647)

By combining sounds and light, the technology can penetrate the body's tissues to visualize tumors at depths never before possible.

Proof positive of what many have known all along -- disco causes cancer.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL!

Re:Proof positive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39617869)

Because rock concerts never have light shows!

Radiation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39618875)

FYI, Nuclear Magnetic-Resonance Imaging (MRI) creates plenty of radiation, just not gamma(xray) radiation.

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