Navigation Links
Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

Skin cancer is on the increase. Recent statistics for Germany show that some 10 to 12 people in every 100,000 get the disease every year. Alarmingly, this figure is growing at the rate of five to ten per cent annually. From the same group, some 140 will also get non-melanoma or less serious skin cancers.

“Diagnosis of skin cancers can take weeks, depending on the health system,?says Dr Jafer Sheblee, coordinator of the IST project EDISCIM. “The process involves visits to a general practitioner and a hospital specialist. With our new system, we hope to replace these visits with just one visit and by detecting skin cancer as early as possible, to offer patients the most complete treatment.?/p>

Doctors can choose from some 40 different imaging techniques to detect and diagnose skin cancer, the simplest being a magnifying glass. Most techniques evaluate external skin features, such as colour or morphology. “But doctors need to look deeper into the basal layers, at least one millimetre down, to be sure of their diagnosis,?says Dr Sheblee.

The original idea for using confocal microscopy to look deeper into skin came from German company Siemens. The technology involves illumination of a single point in a sample with a laser and imaging of the same point by opto-mechanical means. When Siemens dropped out of the project, the remaining partners sought a replacement. In stepped UK firm VisiTech International.

“Confocal microscopy allows you to optically section through objects,?says Dr Sheblee. “It’s like a biopsy without the painful physical cuts and resulting scars, looking at layers slice by slice.?The technology has been around for 50 years, but only recently been used in the life sciences area.

Because it calls on lasers and high-end imaging, confocal technology is expensive. One project goal was to reduce the manufacture costs ?by stripping away everything not needed for skin diagnosis, redesigning optical components and producing a use
'"/>

Source:IST Results


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows
2. Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe
3. Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
4. Researchers use 3-D imaging system to unveil swimming behavior of microscopic plankton
5. Microscopic brain imaging in the palm of your hand
6. New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes
7. Purdues gold nanorods brighten future for medical imaging
8. PET imaging reveals the immune system at work
9. New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head
10. T-rays: New imaging technology spotlighted by American Chemical Society
11. UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Confocal imaging promises early detection skin cancer

(Date:9/1/2014)... after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a ... conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born ... many suffer and die from the disease each year. ... to at least some of those deaths. , ... in the lab of George Whitesides, the Woodford L. ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... basic building block of DNAcould initiate fragile X syndrome, the most ... The Journal of Cell Biology . , ... on the X chromosome called fragile X mental retardation 1 ... men carry a so-called premutation, in which a series of DNA ... slightly longer than normal. These repeats are prone to even further ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... to a life without light. They emit echolocation sounds and ... to obstacles or prey. In their brains, they have a ... by researchers at Technische Universitt Mnchen (TUM) has shown for ... factors. , Closer objects appear larger ... object, the number of activated neurons in its brain increases. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Faster, cheaper tests for sickle cell 2Faster, cheaper tests for sickle cell 3A nucleotide change could initiate fragile X syndrome 2Zooming in for a safe flight 2
... June 1, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... of Miami (UM) to continue to lead its partnership ... (CIMAS). NOAA and UM scientists have worked ... of climate, hurricanes, and marine ecosystems along the southeastern ...
... Since the 1990s, a green fluorescent protein known simply as ... Northwest jellyfish, GFP allows scientists to visualize proteins inside of ... Two years ago, biologists who discovered and developed the protein ... work. However, using GFP as a fluorescent probe has ...
... viable due to aberrant chromosome distribution if they had ... German Cancer Research Center have investigated which genes are ... revealed that cancer cells rely on the tension ... Thus, proteins which maintain this tension are promising targets ...
Cached Biology News:NOAA selects University of Miami to lead major southeastern US cooperative institute 2NOAA selects University of Miami to lead major southeastern US cooperative institute 3MIT chemists design new way to fluorescently label proteins 2No relaxing for cancer cells 2
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 The global ... million by 2019 from $1,070.7 million in 2014, ... to 2019. The global oligonucleotide synthesis market is ... applications, end users, and geography. The synthesized oligonucleotides ... rate in the oligonucleotide synthesis market during the ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 Market Research Report ... and in-depth research report on the Polyacrylamide ... including Polyacrylamide definition, classification, application, and industry ... This research covers the international market analysis, ... industry analysis covering macroeconomic environment & economic ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for ... on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it is ... single photons and control their direction. Researchers around the ... this control, but now scientists at the Niels Bohr ... photons emitted one at a time and in a ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ... the six months ended June 30, 2014. Amounts, ... and presented under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). ... , Announced top-line results related to the eight ... enrolled in the Phase 2 iDEAL Study evaluating ...
Breaking Biology Technology:9.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 29.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 39.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 49.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 5International Polyacrylamide Industry & Copper Iodide Market Data Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2International Polyacrylamide Industry & Copper Iodide Market Data Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3iCo Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4
... /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano Science and Technology Institute ... will take place May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. ... 12th year, the largest and most prominent Nanotechnology event is ... Micro and Bio technology executives, who will gather to promote ...
... CLINTON, N.J., Jan. 8 Ikaria Holdings, Inc. today ... present at the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on ... The conference will be held January 12-15 at The ... Holdings, Inc. , Ikaria Holdings, Inc. is a ...
... /PRNewswire/ - Aegera Therapeutics Inc. announced today the ... Phase 2 study of AEG35156, their targeted antisense ... , The study, entitled "A Phase 2, Multicenter, ... Apoptosis (XIAP) Antisense AEG35156 Given In Combination With ...
Cached Biology Technology:NSTI Announces the 12th Annual Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009 May 3-7, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas 2NSTI Announces the 12th Annual Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009 May 3-7, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas 3NSTI Announces the 12th Annual Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009 May 3-7, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas 4Ikaria(R) to Present at 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 2Aegera Therapeutics Initiates A Randomized Phase 2 Combination Study of AEG35156 for 1st Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2
The Programmable MP-5000P-F Power Supply can be applied for any Microfluidic application....
...
Handy 100V Power Supply is Low-cost, compact and lightweight. Easy to operate - either 50 or 100 VDC is selectable as the output voltage. These voltages are sufficient for ordinary electrophoresis....
... Major Science Smart Minis 150V power supply ... mini power supplies designed to meet most ... to use unit. The Minis 150V power ... The Minis Power Supply is designed for ...
Biology Products: