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OCT Images Blood Vessels that Feed Cancer

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VIENNA and MUNICH, Oct. 9, 2012 — An optical coherence tomography (OCT) technique that noninvasively maps the network of tiny blood vessels in the epidermis could soon help doctors better diagnose, monitor and treat skin cancer. Scientists at Medical University Vienna (MUW) are the first to use the high-resolution three-dimensional imaging method to visualize the network of blood vessels beneath the outer layer of the skin — the epidermis — that feed cancerous lesions. A laser light source developed at Ludwig Maximilian University was used to maximize image quality. It also enabled unprecedented high-speed...Read full article

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