1. New Endoscope to Enable Faster, More Accurate Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

    New Endoscope to Enable Faster, More Accurate Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

    Researchers at Tyndall National Institute at UCC are taking part in a new European project to develop a low cost, easy to use 3D imaging system that will help enable faster and more accurate diagnosis of colorectal cancers. The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system is being developed by Tyndall as part of the recently launched PICCOLO project, an EU Horizon 2020 funded initiative, bringing together scientists and clinicians across Europe to create an endoscope probe to better diagnose bowel polyps and early colon cancer. Tyndall researcher, Dr. Brendan Roycroft explains: “ Using breakthrough photonics, (the generation, manipulation and utilisation of light ...

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