Cancer Detecting DSLR’s?

June 30, 2010 | No comments | Blog

Scientists and Tech wizards at Rice University have cleverly discovered a way to optimize modern DSLR’s for cancer research.  The team rigged a Olympus E-330 DSLR camera with a high-resolution fiber-optic fluorescence imaging system in order to detect cancer in-vivo.  Folks at Medgadet claim,

“The camera is retrofitted with a LED light, an objective lens, a fiber-optic bundle in capturing sub-cellular images non-invasively and in real-time. In field tests of a fluorescence-labeled oral cancer cell culture, a surgically-resected human tissue specimen with dysplastic and cancerous regions, and a healthy human subject in vivo, the fiber-optic microscope resolved individual nuclei in all specimens and tissues imaged to distinguish qualitatively and quantitatively between normal, precancerous and/or cancerous tissues.”

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