A new way of diagnosing and treating disease—without cutting skin

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The device is a specialized type of multiphoton excitation microscope that allows imaging of living tissue up to about one millimeter in depth using an ultrafast infrared laser beam. What sets the researchers’ microscope apart from previous technology is that it’s capable of not only digitally scanning living tissue, but also treating the tissue by intensifying the heat produced by the laser.
The researchers describe the technology in a study published today in Science Advances.

https://news.ubc.ca/2019/05/15/a-new-way-of-diagnosing-and-treating-disease-without-cutting-skin/

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