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Using photoacoustics technology to increase accuracy of lymph node screens for cancer

Photoacoustics, or a laser-induced ultrasound, may help doctors screen the progression of melanoma faster and less invasively than other methods, according to research from the University of Missouri.

In the study, researchers took human cancer cells, placed them inside canine lymph nodes and then used photoacoustics to determined the best ways to locate the cancer cells.

Above John Viator, PhD, discusses how the research could improve treatment for cancer patients.

Via Medgadget

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