Diagnosing Tissue with Light
Researchers in the Mediphotonics Laboratory at City College have developed a fluorescence-based optical biopsy system that uses the properties of light and its interaction with materials to provide a powerful tool to aid in the diagnosis of cancer. Optical biopsy can offer physicians significant advantages over traditional pathological measurements. The method is non-invasive and uses non-ionizing radiation to probe for tumors without damaging health tissue.
Stereotactic needle based probes: