WUFT: Using Lasers to Diagnose Cancerous Kidney Tumors

University of Florida Health researchers, Dr. Li-Ming Su and Dr. Robert Allan are working to determine whether a tiny laser imaging probe can help detect whether a kidney tumor is cancerous or benign prior to subjecting a patient to an invasive needle biopsy or surgery.  “This (procedure) would then alleviate the anxiety and also reduce the need for unnecessary further testing and certainly surgery”, said Dr. Su.

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