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Friday, June 03, 2011

Team eyes infrared route to diagnose endometriosis

24 May 2011 | By Andrew Czyzewski

Infrared (IR) spectroscopy could greatly improve the diagnosis of endometriosis, bypassing the need for invasive surgical biopsy, according to a team from from Lancaster University

The team found that tissue from women with the condition carried a distinct IR signature — thus paving the way for routine assessment such as that done for cervical smears.

‘We use spectroscopy as a method of deriving what we call a biochemical cell fingerprint of a tissue sample — and from that we can get an absorption spectrum associated with the functionality of the tissue we’ve looked at,’ project lead Dr Francis Martin of Lancaster told The Engineer.

Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/medical-and-healthcare/news/team-eyes-infrared-route-to-diagnose-endometriosis/1008781.article#ixzz1OEE8qLKt

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