June 1, 2015
Researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham are developing a revolutionary mini gamma ray camera that will improve the diagnosis of tumours and lymph nodes from patients' bedsides.
The handheld 'hybrid' technology, which combines optical and gamma imaging, will also improve the efficiency and accuracy of removing tumours during surgery.
The small mobile camera will advance nuclear imaging by allowing imaging procedures at a patient's bedside, in operating theatres and intensive care units. This will allow surgeons to localise and map tumours and sentinel nodes to patient anatomy with greater accuracy during surgery.