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Shining a Light on Skin Cancer

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AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR, [email protected]

A consortium of European scientists has developed what they’re calling the world’s first skin cancer scanner: a device — called VivoSight — that is capable of detecting blood vessels grown by malignant melanoma. According to the Automatic Detection of Vascular Network for Cancer Evaluation (ADVANCE) project team, the scanner uses an infrared beam that allows specialists to see under the skin at depths of 1 mm by creating a 3D color image of the microscopic blood vessels in less than 30 seconds. VivoSight OCT scanner being used to image a patient’s skin....Read full article

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