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Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have developed photoacoustic technology that can precisely locate and distinguish all of a cancerous tumor during surgery. This could help ensure that healthy tissue remains intact while cancerous tissue is removed and potentially eliminate the need for numerous surgeries.
“This is the future, a huge step toward our ultimate goal of revolutionizing surgical oncology,” said lead researcher Parsin Haji Reza, a professor of systems design engineering at Waterloo and director of the school’s PhotoMedicine Labs.
Parsin Haji Reza works in his lab. Courtesy of the University of Waterloo.
The new technology is similar to how laser light interacts with…