Revolutionary technology to improve bedside tumor diagnosis in patients

A mini hybrid gamma ray camera has been developed and is expected to revolutionize identification and removal of tumors and lymph nodes. A ‘hybrid technology’ mini camera combines optical and gamma imaging to improve diagnosis and lymph and tumour removal efficiency. The small size of camera allows for bedside diagnosis as well as for small organ imaging, surgical investigation and visualisation of drug delivery. Researchers are also investigating other clinical applications for the technology including thyroid, lymphatic drainage and ‘lacrimal drainage’ (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)