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Researchers have developed a wearable probe that enhances the sense of touch by imaging and quantifying the stiffness and elasticity of biological tissue in order to improve the surgical removal of breast cancer.
The finger-mounted probe uses a technique called quantitative micro-elastography (QME) to translate the sense of touch into high-resolution images. QME uses measurements from optical coherence tomography (OCT), an optical imaging technique that generates high-resolution, depth-resolved images of tissue structure by measuring the reflections, or “echoes,” of light.
The University of Western Australia researchers created the device that incorporates a fiber probe into a wearable thimble to make breast cancer…READ MORE