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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Lens array could make skin-cancer scans more efficient

The Engineer
May 3, 2011

A new microscope could provide doctors with a handheld device for looking for signs of skin cancer.

Researchers in Germany have developed technology to take high-resolution images of the skin that are captured so quickly that the microscope can be held in the hand without blurring the pictures.

Existing equipment used to examine whether skin blemishes are malignant is either bulky or can only take one image of a small area at a time, so has to slowly scan the skin in order to capture multiple images that can then be combined.
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