Handheld Melanoma Sensor Checks Suspect Lesions for Polarization Properties

Handheld Melanoma Sensor Checks Suspect Lesions for Polarization Properties

Publication date: Mar 08, 2019

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed and tested a new device that uses a laser to spot the telltale signs of a melanoma tumor as its light passes through the cancer’s larger and irregularly shaped cells.

Open access study in Journal of Biomedical Optics: Degree of optical polarization as a tool for detecting melanoma: proof of principle. ..

Concepts Keywords
Benign Laser
British Columbia Pathology
Cancer Readily accessible cancer
Laser Melanoma
Lesion Melanocytic nevus
Melanoma Neoplasms
Moles Light passes cancers
Polarization
Tumor

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT LITAF
gene UNIPROT TNFSF14
gene UNIPROT THEMIS
disease MESH Melanoma
disease DOID Melanoma
pathway BSID Melanoma
disease MESH cancer
disease DOID cancer

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