A physicist is developing a new method for skin cancer screening and diagnosis using Terahertz Imaging System. Terahertz waves are safe and can detect changes in skin hydration, which can indicate cancer. The researcher is building a handheld device that can be used in clinical settings.
The researchers discuss the potential of terahertz waves for skin cancer screening. Terahertz waves are electromagnetic radiation that falls between microwaves and infrared waves. They have unique properties that make them well-suited for medical imaging. For example, terahertz waves can penetrate tissue without being harmful, and they can be used to image water content.
The researcher is developing a new terahertz imaging system that can be used to detect skin cancer. The system uses a terahertz wave source to illuminate the skin and a detector to measure the reflected waves. The system can then create an image of the skin that shows changes in water content.
The researcher has tested her system on a small group of patients with skin cancer. The results show that the system can accurately detect cancer in its early stages. The researcher is now working to improve the system and make it more widely available. The development of this new terahertz imaging system is a significant advance in skin cancer screening. Terahertz waves can potentially improve the accuracy and early detection of skin cancer, which could save lives.
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