HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Researcher funded to locate lung tumors

MELBOURNE, Fla.--Dr. Kunal Mitra, Florida Tech associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently earned a one year, $30,000 grant from the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence to develop a new technique to locate lung cancer and tumors. His proposed technique, which involves the lasers, will add a high-tech approach to the current array of location methods, which include X-rays, bronchoscopy, sputum assays and random biopsies.

Mitra's technique of optical tomography uses a short pulse laser focused on the tissue to be probed. "Our intent is to non-invasively obtain information about the interior of the tissue from the optical signals," said Mitra.

"We expect this method to yield physiological information with a safer, simpler and less expensive system than the other methods. The method also provides higher resolution, which is critical."

Lung cancer accounts for 25 percent of all cancer deaths, making it the most common cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. To successfully treat lung cancer, locating and identifying a tumor is the first, critical step.

Mitra has previously explored optical tomography for biomedical imaging of tissues through funding from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and has done work with short-pulse lasers under grants from the Florida Dept. of Health, National Science Foundation and Sandia National Laboratory.


'"/>

Contact: Karen Rhine
krhine@fit.edu
321-674-8964
Florida Institute of Technology
13-May-2004


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
2. Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
3. Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine
4. Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimers
5. Researchers model brains electrical storm during a seizure
6. Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique
7. Researchers track programs success in curbing aggressive behavior
8. Researchers confirm Vioxx nearly doubled cardiovascular risks in cancer prevention study
9. Researchers offer emergency workers a lifeline
10. Researchers discover genetic variant that may explain why women develop M.S. more than men
11. Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 19, 2017 , ... ... “surprising habits” that may sometimes lead to, or worsen, varicose veins in some ... Center notes that, while avoiding certain not-so-good practices, like excessive sitting or standing, ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... Massachusetts (PRWEB) , ... July 18, 2017 , ... ... medical device compliance and commercialization, has just announced two more sessions of its ... usability engineering into risk management activities. Led by David Cronin, Cognition’s CEO, the ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... An inventor from Anacortes, Wash., knows the difficulties and indignity ... hot flashes, and I suffer from anxiety and vertigo on top of that," she ... and about." INSTA-FAN meets that need. , This device enables a woman in menopause ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Berlin for ... any media. FCPX LUT Berlin includes 60 different color-grade presets, giving FCPX users numerous ... vignettes and blurs to emphasize each subject, plus much more. FCPX LUT Berlin is ...
(Date:7/17/2017)... , ... July 17, 2017 , ... ... for parents and camp staff to ensure children are protected from Lyme and ... this year, children are at an increased risk not only for the tick-borne ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/1/2017)... Ind. , June 30, 2017 Zimmer Biomet ... quarter sales and earnings conference call will be broadcast live ... a.m. Eastern Time.  A news release detailing the quarterly results ... morning of the conference call. The live audio ... at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com . It will be archived for replay ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... 30, 2017  AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced the publication of new ... the use of its AVACEN Treatment Method to significantly ... ... AVACEN Medical ... widespread pain. It affects approximately 200 to 400 million people worldwide according ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... , June 27, 2017  Therapix Biosciences Ltd. ... pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs, ... Stock Market Opening Bell in New York, ... honor of its initial public offering (IPO) of American ... in March 2017. Dr. Elran Haber, Ph.D., ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: