Diagnosing skin cancer is a tricky task – even highly skilled dermatologists rely on magnifying dermatoscopes to examine suspicious blemishes and excise tissue for analysis. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a millimetre-wave imaging technique that can detect skin lesions and determine whether they are cancerous or benign. In future, they plan to incorporate the technology into a handheld device that will rapidly diagnose skin cancers without the need for biopsy (IEEE Trans. Med. Imag. 10.1109/TMI.2019.2902600).
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