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May 6, 2022

Bye, bye, biopsy? Handheld device could painlessly identify skin cancers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, security

A device, created at Stevens Institute of Technology, uses millimeter-wave imaging — the same technology used in airport security scanners — to scan a patient’s skin to detect if they have skin cancer. Millimeter-wave rays harmlessly penetrate about 2mm into human skin, so the team’s imaging technology provides a clear 3D map of scanned skin lesions.

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