Breast Cancer Surgery May Soon Be Completed Successfully without Requiring Clinical Laboratory Testing and Pathology Reports

Proof-of-concept research investigates whether photoacoustic imaging can be used in place of traditional tissue staining procedures during cancer surgery to determine if all of the tumor has been removed Determining where breast cancer ends and healthy tissue begins is a critical part of breast cancer surgery. Surgeons are used to working closely during surgery with anatomic pathologists who generate pathology reports that specify the surgical or tumor margin, an area of healthy tissue...

Researchers at ORNL Blend Microscopy and Mass Spectrometry to Create a Tool That Simultaneously Identifies and Chemically Analyzes Substances

Oak Ridge National Laboratory sees potential for clinical laboratories and pathology groups to control disease and assess treatments What do you get by blending microscopy with mass spectrometry? A new multi-tasking tool for studying disease progression and response to treatments in patients. Combining these two technologies into a single device could also have uses for clinical laboratory scientists and pathologists. However, much research must be done before such a device is ready to obtain...

Australian Researchers Develop Lens to Transform Smartphones into Microscopes with Enough Resolution to Diagnose Skin Cancers; Goal is to Improve Access to Microscopy in Developing Countries

Pathologists will soon have multiple low-cost devices that allow their smartphones and notebook computers to function as microscopes Microscopy is going mobile and becoming accessible to people beyond pathologists. Researchers and entrepreneurs have invented lenses to transform smartphones and tablets into flat microscopes. Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, (ANU) have developed an optical lens that can be combined with a smartphone camera to create a...

Innovative Telemicroscopy Solution Can Allow City-Based Pathologists to Diagnose Specimens from Remote Regions

Pathologists can Read Blood Samples Remotely and Render Diagnoses Imagine using a miniaturized light field microscope attached to a mobile phone to support healthcare in remote and developing areas. One pioneering effort in this area won a 2010 Nokia Health Award and demonstrates to pathologists and clinical laboratory managers how innovative new technologies can be used to transform the way medical laboratory testing is performed. A development team from the University of California at...