Intelligent ‘iKnife’ diagnoses cancer midsurgery
The knife tells surgeons in real time whether tissue is malignant or benign.
Imperial College London)
A new surgical knife that leans on both old and new technology could reduce surgery time and the need for follow-up operations by diagnosing cancer midcut.
Developed by Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London, the iKnife is based on a technology that dates back to the 1920s called electrosurgery, where an electrical current rapidly heats tissue to make incisions with minimal blood loss. But it’s the vapors from the heated tissue that ultimately come into play.
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