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Label-Free System Images Molecular Features of Cancer Tissue in Real Time

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 27, 2018 — A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room, using a new portable optical imaging system developed by the team in the lab of professor Stephen Boppart. The system provided label-free optical contrasts of the tissue. These contrasts, correlated with histological findings, enabled point-of-procedure characterization of the tumor microenvironment. This intraoperative system could provide cancer researchers with a new tool for tracking tumor...Read full article

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