Researcher Develops New Technique For Detection Of Cancer Tumors: Research Study

Researcher Develops New Technique For Detection Of Cancer Tumors: Research Study

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
  • Source: Rice University
  • Date: 23 May, 2016

Researcher from Rice University designed new techniques for detection of cancer tumors. The techniques involves the use of LED lights, targeted annotates and type of unique detectors combine to gives new technique for detection of cancer tumors.

The concern research study recently appears in Royal Society of Chemistry journal Nanoscale. The works may provide positive results because absorption of infrared light is different in tissues in contrast to its wave length and spectral analysis of light passes through skin provides results three-dimensional coordinates of the nanotube which provide optical measurements.

According to Researcher,

"We're using an unusually sensitive detector that hasn't been applied to this sort of work before," said Weisman, a recognized pioneer for his discovery and interpretation of near-infrared fluorescence from single-walled nanotube

"This avalanche photodiode can count photons in the short-wave infrared, which is a challenging spectral range for light sensors. The main goal is to see how well we can detect and localize emission from very small concentrations of nanotube inside biological tissues. This has potential applications in medical diagnosis."

Story source: Rice University

Journal references:

Ching-Wei Lin, Sergei M. Bachilo, Michael Vu, Kathleen M. Beckingham, R. Bruce Weisman. Spectral triangulation: a 3D method for locating single-walled carbon nanotubes in vivo. Nanoscale, 2016; 8 (19): 10348 DOI: 10.1039/C6NR01376G

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