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Photoacoustic Imaging Identifies Transplantable Kidneys

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The technology uses both light and sound to track increasing levels of fibrosis in donated kidneys.

ENO HYSI AND DARREN A. YUEN, ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL; AND MICHAEL C. KOLIOS, RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Chronic kidney disease is a condition that causes the gradual loss of kidney function over a period of months to years. The prevalence of the disease is worsened by the alarming rise of diabetes and hypertension, two of the most common causes of renal failure. The goal of most therapies is to merely slow the progression of the disease. Fortunately, a modern technology called photoacoustic imaging, involving the use of both light and sound, is helping to assess the most efficient treatment for chronic kidney disease: kidney transplantation. Courtesy of...Read full article

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