OSC Tech Featured on ScienceDaily.com

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    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Instead of relying on traditional scans, surgical oncologists may soon find stray cancer cells glowing through special glasses created in the lab of associate professor Rongguang Liang.

    A recent article on ScienceDaily.com describes an experimental procedure performed at a teaching hospital at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, in which a surgeon wearing a head-mounted display saw an optical projection of cancerous cells marked by a fluorescent agent and illuminated by an excitation light. Thanks to the new technology, developed under the guidance WUSTL's Samuel Achilefu, patients may be spared follow-up operations to remove malignant tissue that previously could only be identified in a laboratory.

    A short sample video is available in the WUSTL Newsroom.