Feb 25, 2017 | Updated: 12:28 AM EST

SRS Microscopy Technique Helps Doctors In Removing Brain Tumors

Feb 08, 2017 01:12 PM EST

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University of Michigan Medical School and Harvard University had more than 360 patients wherein SRS (Stimulated Raman Scattering) microscopy technique was performed. Treating cancer is one of the most crucial and risky treatment profiles in the medical platform as almost all treatment is defined by the risk over the benefit and death over life.

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According to BBC News, the next stage for the technique however, will still be tested in full clinical trials. Dr. Daniel Orringer, one of the researchers stated that brain cancer's center part can easily be defined but not the edges. Brain is one of the most important organs in the body and as such, all brain tissue is considered to be very essential and vital.

SRS microscopy has shown to quickly detect brain-tumor even in fresh and raw human tissue sample. The technique may serve as an effective alternative to traditional histologic procedures. Furthermore, Stimulated Raman Histology was also discovered to improve in the surgery of brain tumor in the future as it provides standard and automatic method of intraoperative hispathology.

As revealed by the published journal of the article in Nature Biomedical Engineering, accurate and precise intraoperative tissue diagnosis is vital under brain-tumor surgeries.  A simplified method in intraoperative histology results to a more ensured, efficient, and comprehensive sampling of the tissue around a brain tumor. All these advantages in the step treatment of brain cancer is achieved by both Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated Raman Histology.

Present and future clinical studies are still necessary to ensure and validate the technique and how it will be used in clinical decision making and improving the care of brain-tumor patients. Nowadays, SRS microscopy is used providing intraoperative assessment of tissue architecture avoiding any disturbance in the surgical workflow. Meanwhile, get to know more about the disease profile of Lupus; click here for more information.

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