Thursday, July 18, 2013

Magic scalpel that sniffs out tumours in an instant is set to revolutionise cancer surgery

 Use of the iKnife could also allow surgeons to tackle operations currently deemed too risky to attempt

A ‘smart’ scalpel that instantly sniffs out cancerous tissue has been created by scientists.

By accurately distinguishing between healthy tissue and tumours, the ‘magic wand’ could revolutionise cancer surgery.

Patients would have to undergo fewer operations, be left with smaller wounds, and have a greater chance of survival.

More @ Daily Mail


  1. It would save many, many lives. That's what happened to my Dad - they didn't "get" it all.