Glasses that make cancer glow-癌变组织可视化设备(哈哈以后就不用承受这么多辐射了吗???)

IMG_7543St. Louis, Missouri – When Sandy Sagitto was diagnosed with breast cancer she was devastated.

St. Louis, Missouri说当Sandy Sagitto 被诊断为乳腺癌的时候,她一下子不知所措。

“First thought is that I couldn’t believe that I drew that card from the deck. I had no risk factors going in, I had no family history. It wasn’t real for a while,” she said.

我第一个想法是不相信那张诊断书是真的,我并没有接触影响身体的东西,而且我的家人都没有病史。有一段时间她感觉到一切并不真实。

But reality set in fast when her doctors said they needed to remove the cancer forming in her body. Sagitto, 53, a neurosurgery nurse for the past 25 years, was open to the idea of participating in a clinical trial to test out a new technology that gives surgeons the ability to visualize cancer cells in real time while they operate.

但是按照医生的说法都这么真是,她必须切除她的胸部组织。Sagitto,一位在神经外科工作了25年的护士,想到了一项外科技术这样的话医生在手术的过程中就可以实时的看见他所操作的癌变部位。

“Wow, we have headed into the Superman realm. You have the x-ray vision,” she said.

喔,她说我们拥有了超人的扫面眼,你将拥有x光视野。

It’s better than x-ray vision, according to Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology at Washington University, who developed the technology.

据这项技术的发明者Dr. Samuel Achilefu一位华盛顿大学放射科专家说,这项技术比x光要好。

Achilefu says that in a conventional lumpectomy, a procedure to remove a portion of the breast to treat cancer, surgeons rely on scans taken before the operation to decide how much tissue to remove. He says differentiating between healthy cells and cancer cells is hard, which is why surgeons remove an excess amount of healthy tissue when operating, and even when erring on the side of caution, up to 25 percent of patients need a repeat procedure to remove more cancerous tissue.

Achilefu说在平常的乳房切除手术中,有一系列的程序来决定乳房癌变组织的切除。外科医生一句先前的癌变组织扫描情况来决定多少的组织应该被切除。他说区别正常的组织和癌变组织是比较艰难的,所以外科医生在手术是所切除的组织是远大于癌变部位的或者甚至有出现错误的时候。所以会有大于25%的患者需要二次手术来切除没能切除的癌变组织。

“The primary goal of the technology is to make sure that the surgeon does not operate in the blind, it’s to make the cancer cells light up like Christmas trees,” said Achilefu.

Achilefu说这项技术的主要目标是让外科医生识别真正的癌变部位而不是像瞎子一样操作,这项技术能使癌变部位像圣诞树一样发亮。

The system works by first injecting the patient with a cancer-targeting dye that attaches to abnormal cells. Then a near infrared light is beamed on the target area which allows a surgeon wearing specialized glasses to see cancer cells glowing.

这个系统首先要做的是给患者注射能够使癌变部位显现的染料。然后外科大夫佩戴者一个特殊的眼镜,使医生能看到癌变区域在红外灯下发光和癌变发展的情况。

“What this does is conserve the healthy tissue and only go after the ones that are abnormal,” added. Achilefu.

Achilefu又说道这样就能够保护到健康的组织啦,只是切除那些不正常的组织部位。

Currently the cancer glasses are being tested on skin and breast cancer patients, but Dr. Achilefu says they could be used to visualize and remove a wide range of cancers. He says lighting up cancer means a brighter future for people diagnosed with the deadly disease.

目前这种观癌眼镜已经在乳腺癌和皮肤癌进行测试,还有Achilefu说它们会被用于大多数的癌变的可视化和切除工作。他说让癌症的发光的技术是对确诊为癌症的一道明亮的曙光。

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