Non-invasive biomedical imaging

 

Introduction

 

There has been an increasing need for more effective ways in diagnosing cancer. Current, technologies are widely available for fluorescently labeling tumors; however, UV and visible light cannot penetrate living tissue. In addition, during a surgery there is a need for ensuring that the entire tumor has been removed with clean margins and that no tumor remnants have been left behind. Thus, there is a need for illuminating the tumors in a way that they become apparent even when they are covered by layers of tissue.

 

Description of Technology

 

Michigan State University has developed a non-invasive biomedical imaging source that can be used for diagnosis before and during surgery. The methods in this technology use much simpler optics than those prescribed in two-photon imaging as well as methods included in the use of UV light, which can cause DNA damage and does not penetrate beyond a few layers of cells.

 

Key Benefits

  • Detect Cancer: localizes the cancer location within a 1 mm3.
  • Determines bone density
  • Performs optical mammography 

 

Applications

  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Brain/cancer surgery – Robotic arm held system that positions the instrument without risk of touching the tissue

 

Patent Status

 

Patent pending

 

Inventors

 

Marcos Dantus

 

Tech ID

 

TEC2012-0069

 

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For Information, Contact:

Raymond DeVito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
devitora@msu.edu
Inventors:
Marcos Dantus
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