Ultraviolet light used to diagnose colon cancer
This article was originally published in Clinica
Spectrofluoroscopy can be used to detect precancerous polyps in the colon and may eliminate the need to carry out biopsies, says Dr Andrew Warner, a gastroenterologist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. So far 24 patients have been examined with the technique, which relies on reflected ultraviolet light, in a pilot study being carried out at the clinic.
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