Drone cameras trained to spot cancerous cells | News – The Times

Once, this technology was used to spot and eliminate malignant terrorist cells. Now it is being adapted to take out a different kind of malignant cell: cancerous ones.
Scientists have shown they can use cameras developed in military drones to spot the tell-tale signs of cancer — by seeing in a way not possible for the human eye.
A study in the journal Cancer Research provided proof of principle that the cameras, which observe colours in far higher resolution, were able to differentiate between healthy and cancerous cells. The research was targeted at people at risk of oesophageal cancer, but the scientists behind the work said that it could also have other applications, such as helping surgeons ensure they have removed all of a tumour.
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