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‘Google Earth’ Views of Bladder Possible

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SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 — A more automated approach to imaging bladders in cancer patients could be cheaper, more comfortable and more convenient than current practices for doctors and patients alike. The new system — designed at the University of Washington — would use the school’s ultrathin laser endoscope with software that stitches together images from the scope’s path to create a full, 3-D panorama of the bladder interior. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and one of the most expensive cancers to treat from diagnosis to death. After initial diagnosis and surgery,...Read full article

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