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A new alternative to an MRI?
Modern Healthcare

Medical technology can spot disease, but often only when a patient already is in imminent danger. What if a simple handheld device could scan the body to detect disease much sooner? That’s what Dr. Stephen Boppart at the University of Illinois is developing using light imagery. His work may help doctors uncover early signs of deadly maladies like cancer and even enable researchers to track how molecules and cells react to medication in real time.“I like to think of these as optical biopsies,” he says. “We are essentially designing a new microscope to take to the patient.”