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Olympus E-330 Cancer Detection System

The Olympus E-330 digital has been on the market for some time now, but who would have thought that it would be used as a cancer detection system? Well that is just what it is and is thanks to some skilful work from a university in Texas. Doctors are now able to use the E-330 and its LCD display to help make a distinction between healthy cells and cancerous ones.

The team behind the discovery took the Olympus E-330 camera and with the use of a few fiber-optic cables managed to focus in on tissues. They then had to use a dye to allow cells to glow when the light from the fiber-optic cable shined on them. According to Jade Boyd from Rice University, cancerous cells were distorted compared to healthy cells.

Professor Richards-Kortum said that software could be written to make it easier for non-pathologists to distinguish what are good cells and what are bad — hopefully saving lives, time and money. This new system would also be ideal for keeping track of how well cancer patients are responding to treatment.

As this system is en-expensive it would be ideal for use in countries where they do not have the proper facilities, and where money is a major factor.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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