The most difficult task for a doctor while dealing with a cancerous tumor is to detach the damaged tissues completely from patient’s body. As, a little ignorance can harm the surrounding tissues making the situation even more critical. Surgeons find it difficult to distinguish the healthy tissues from cancerous (damaged ones) because they look amazingly similar even after being highly magnified.
A special sort of smart glasses has been developed to deal with this problem. By wearing these glasses doctors would be able to locate the exact position where the cancer cells lie in patient’s body. After being precisely identified, it would become much easier to remove them.
How do these glasses work?
Indocyanine Green is a fluorescent dye used for medical diagnostics. It glows when a light ray of specific range of frequency falls on it, thus locating body’s diseased portion.
This dye after getting mixed with proteins in the blood plasma glows and indicates the location of blood vessels in the body. When ICG is injected in vessels that carry blood towards a tumor, the vessels can be seemed glowing when watched by wearing the special glasses. As a tumor contains more blood vessels as compared to normal body tissues, it can be identified by the surgeon clearly by seeing glowing vessels in blue color.
The other methods used for removing cancerous cells from body may require more than one surgeries to get rid of damaged tissues. This latest wearable technology can reduce the requirement of multiple surgeries making it a bit easier for the doctors to treat the Cancer patients. Further it saves patient’s time and money.
Watch this video to see how damaged cells look like, after wearing the specially designed spectacles.