Imaging may speed up cancer diagnoses
An imaging technique has been developed by researchers at St Andrews University which could allow more detailed early diagnosis of cancer.
The innovative way to optically image through tissue had previously been thought impossible by some experts.
The team says it could also provide a more detailed understanding of other diseases, including degenerative brain conditions. The technique allows scientists to see deeper into tissue using light.
Researcher Adrià EscobetMontalbán, Marie Curie fellow at St Andrews, said: “It is exciting to see the response we have got from the international community, as many people thought what we have done is impossible with light.”
Professor Kishan Dholakia, from the university’s School of Physics and Astronomy, added: “This is a timely breakthrough and I hope it leads to new ways of thinking about imaging at depth.”
A UK-wide research team was led by the Fife university and colleagues in Edinburgh and Southampton.