19 Jul '13, 3pm

Amazing 'smart knife' detects cancer during surgery

Amazing 'smart knife' detects cancer during surgery

Now here's a smart idea: a knife that knows when it is cutting cancer. The amazing new "iKnife," developed by doctors at the Imperial College of London, could one day soon revolutionize cancer surgery and help doctors remove more cancerous tumors than they are able to do today. In order to understand how the iKnife works, it's important to understand how cancer surgeries work. Most cancer surgeries today use something called an electrosurgical device. It's not really a scalpel: it produces a burst of heat that vaporizes cancer tumors. Doctors don't know for sure if the tissue they are cutting is cancerous without having it tested — a process that can take 30 minutes. Bu where there is heat, of course, there is smoke, and surgical procedures are often accompanied by the sharp smell of the tumors being burned out of a patient's body. The iKnife takes advantage of that smoke....

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