Smart Scalpel Can Distinguish Between Healthy and Cancerous Brain Tissue

Performing any kind of surgery on the brain is already a tremendously difficult procedure, but removing only cancerous tissue is even more of a challenge because it’s very difficult to visually distinguish the good brain from the bad. But what if the scalpel in a surgeon’s hand could tell the difference between the two?

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The article suggests that the technology could be used on other cancers.  But if that was the case, why not have developed that first?