Navigation Links
New device enables early detection of cancerous skin tumors -- Ben Gurion U.
Date:11/24/2009

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL November 24, 2009 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are developing a new device that detects cancerous skin tumors, including melanomas that aren't visible to the naked eye.

During initial testing, the OSPI instrument (Optical Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging) revealed new textures of lesions that have never been seen before - including melanoma in patients who were diagnosed with various skin lesions and were awaiting surgery for their removal. The instrument diagnosed 73 types of lesions, some of them cancerous.

Dermatologists and plastic surgeons typically diagnose skin tumors by their appearance with the naked eye and only rarely using a dermatoscope - a magnifying tool that allows tumors to be examined in detail.

The OSPI biosensor uses safe, infrared wavelengths and LC devices to measure tumor characteristics, including contours and spread.

"This is an exciting preliminary development since the initial testing shows that we can now identify microscopic tumors in the biological layers of the skin," explains Prof. Abdulahim, who is head of the BGU Electro-Optical Unit in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and is leading the research group. As we continue to develop the OSPI, we also see an opportunity to use this technology for detecting other types of cancerous growths."

Cancerous mole detection is usually done by looking for one or more telltale visible symptoms: if the mole is asymmetrical; if its outline is blurred or irregular; if it has multiple colors; if it is larger than five millimeters in diameter; and if stands up above the skin.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed yearly in the United States. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for about 8,650 of the 11,590 deaths due to skin cancer in 2009.

Israel has also seen a rise in skin cancer cases in recent years. <
'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. New AnyTrack GPS Devices Track Assets Indoors, Outdoors or Hidden
3. Implantable device designed to detect, stop seizures under study at MCG
4. Visiprise Launches Podcast Series with AMR to Support Medical Device Manufacturers
5. Cardiva Medical, Inc. to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Science Conference With the Announcement of FDA 510(K) Clearance of its Newest Device: The Boomerang Catalyst II System(TM)
6. Cardiva Medical, Inc. to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Science Conference With the Announcement of FDA 510(K) Clearance of its Newest Device: The Boomerang Catalyst II System(TM)
7. New Device for Clearing Blocked Arteries in the Legs Receives FDA Clearance for Peripheral Use - Procedures Performed Across the US Within First 48 Hours
8. Mobility-enhancing device developed at University of Alberta will receive prestigious da Vinci Award
9. Design Resource Extends Support for Orthopaedic and Cardiovascular Devices
10. FDA Approves SYMLIN Pen-Injector Devices Offering Convenience and Accuracy for SYMLIN Use
11. FDA approves knee-injury device for humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2015)... 2015 A report out just ... single best option for avoiding cardiovascular disease is exercise ... was the single most powerful predictor of death and ... diabetes and family history of premature death -- a ... and lung fitness. , The Importance of Cardiovascular Screening ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 ... businesses, especially small businesses, are finding it increasingly difficult ... Those businesses which fail to provide adequate insurance for ... healthcare for businesses been such an integral part of ... provide more affordable healthcare for businesses, Online USA Doctors ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... A live auction will be held to sell ... and other medical facilities around the United States. Various ... surgery, anesthesia, exam and much more. , The live ... 28 starting at 9:00am CDT each day. The equipment is ... Melrose Park, IL 60160. Anyone can participate in the ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 The world is at ... are intersecting to create new opportunities for leadership ... speaker at WesternU's 34th annual Commencement Exercises said ... Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor and likely ... the graduation ceremony for WesternU's colleges of Allied ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 River Valley ... Kyle Johnson, the health system’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), ... Johnson has served as the company CFO since 2011. ... will be joining the health system as CFO. Wesley ... interim basis, while the Board of Trustees conducts a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Recent Mayo Clinic Studies Help to Highlight the Value of Cardio Testing 2Health News:Recent Mayo Clinic Studies Help to Highlight the Value of Cardio Testing 3Health News:Online USA Doctors Now Offers Cost-Saving Alternative Healthcare for Businesses 2Health News:Online USA Doctors Now Offers Cost-Saving Alternative Healthcare for Businesses 3Health News:Over 5,200 Lots of Medical Equipment Will Be Sold by Live Auction 2Health News:Newsom to WesternU Grads: The Future is Inside You 2Health News:Newsom to WesternU Grads: The Future is Inside You 3Health News:River Valley Health Partners Announces CFO Transition, Appointment of Interim CFO 2
... Millennium,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLNM ) today announced ... Conference will be webcast live and,may be accessed ... website, http://www.millennium.com . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991220/MLNMLOGO ... of the Company, an update on,clinical trials for ...
... * Total revenue increased ... * Health management revenue grew 16.3%, * 26 new Requests for Proposal ("RFPs") for Health Management services ... 13 for Fitness Management services, * After excluding a workers compensation premium refund of ... ...
... when aided by trained support group , MONDAY, Nov. ... failure nurse and a multidisciplinary team improves the likelihood ... interventions, such as salt and fluid restrictions and regular ... "We examined the effect of education and counseling by ...
... suffer from other medical problems may face poorer ... include coronary disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... been incorporated into a new modified comorbidity index ... published in the November issue of Liver Transplantation, ...
... to the Environment and ... Third- World Farmers, ... podcast,released today, 14 globally recognized and distinguished scientists,economists and thought leaders ... -- including their proven safety, benefits to,the environment, and contributions to ...
... San Jose Unified School District, PALO ALTO, Calif., ... Packard Foundation for Children,s Health today,announced a joint grant ... Jose,Unified School District. This ,demonstration project, will restore,full-time school ... children lack access to regular health care services. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2007 Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference to Webcast Millennium Presentation 2Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 3Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 4Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 5Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 6Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 7Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 8Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 9Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 10Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 11Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 12Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 13Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 14Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 15Health News:HealthFitness Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 16Health News:Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study 2Health News:Predicting survival after liver transplantation 2Health News:Fourteen Global Experts Comment on the Safety and Use of Genetically Modified Food Crops 2Health News:Fourteen Global Experts Comment on the Safety and Use of Genetically Modified Food Crops 3Health News:Fourteen Global Experts Comment on the Safety and Use of Genetically Modified Food Crops 4Health News:Packard Children's Hospital, Foundation Provide Financial Support for School Nurses in San Jose 2Health News:Packard Children's Hospital, Foundation Provide Financial Support for School Nurses in San Jose 3Health News:Packard Children's Hospital, Foundation Provide Financial Support for School Nurses in San Jose 4
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015  The U.S. Food and Drug ... the first biosimilar product approved in ... growth in the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) industry, ... is geared to the production of small-molecular drugs ... products. The healthcare market research publisher,s report, ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015  The Mesothelioma ... diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible ... certain individuals with this rare cancer caused by ... most up-to-date information related to treatment options such ... please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... BOSTON , May 22, 2015   InspireMD, Inc. ... in stent embolic protection systems ("EPS"), today announced that its ... PARADIGM, lead by principle investigator Prof. Piotr Musialek , ... in Paris, France . PARADIGM, ... pe R cutaneous c A roti D revascularization ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: First FDA-Approved Biosimilar Brings Hope for CMO Growth 2Kalorama: First FDA-Approved Biosimilar Brings Hope for CMO Growth 3Kalorama: First FDA-Approved Biosimilar Brings Hope for CMO Growth 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 2Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 5InspireMD's CGuardTM Highlighted at Clinical Presentation at EuroPCR 2015 Conference 2InspireMD's CGuardTM Highlighted at Clinical Presentation at EuroPCR 2015 Conference 3InspireMD's CGuardTM Highlighted at Clinical Presentation at EuroPCR 2015 Conference 4
... YORK, Sept. 1, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0559262/Global-CRO-Market-Quantitative-Assessment.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Discovery_and_Development This ... globally, by phase and market type, R&D ...
... This evening, Novo Nordisk awarded sponsorships totaling ... that educate people living with type 2 diabetes on ... risk of long-term diabetes related complications. The sponsorships are ... aims to promote enduring, sustainable change for people living ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global CRO Market: Quantitative Assessment 2Global CRO Market: Quantitative Assessment 3Novo Nordisk Partners with Minneapolis Community Groups to Support Diabetes Education Programs 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: