A Quicker Way to Identify Skin Cancer

by Larry Emmott on February 8, 2011

in Diagnostics,Future Tech

Another interesting new diagnostic. One more step to the Star Trek Tricorder.

The device, called the Verisante Aura, is held above a mole, and uses Raman spectroscopy, a technique that distinguishes molecules using their vibrational states, to scan for those whose relative concentrations are characteristic of melanoma. The device returns a verdict within seconds. Following a successful small clinical trial, Verisante is now analyzing the results of another trial with 1,000 moles.

via A Quicker Way to Identify Skin Cancer – Technology Review.

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