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High-tech goggles helping surgeons spot deadly cells inside the body - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 31, 2014

Medical Discovery News High-tech goggles helping surgeons spot deadly cells inside the body

Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:15 am

Cutting people open and sewing them back up for a living is a pretty stressful occupation to begin with, but some surgeons have tougher jobs than others.

Cancer surgeons are charged with removing all tumor cells on the first try. But tumor growth can be irregular, and it can be hard to distinguish cancer cells from normal cells during an operation. Imaging techniques like MRIs and CT scans can give surgeons a road map to the tumor, but they offer only limited help once an incision has been made.

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