Novel imaging system could mean near-instant biopsy results

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Time is the enemy for cancer patients. Michael Giacomelli, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and optics at the University of Rochester, has been developing a novel imaging system that can shorten the process of a biopsy from two days to two minutes. Surgeons would be able to start the treatment for patients as soon as the results come out rather than waiting for the next appointment, since pathology reports take days to be ready. It sounds too good to be true, but when tested, the technology showed perfect accuracy. Read full article here

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