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Imaging cancer spread in mice
The "Avelas Cancer Illuminator "(ACI) uses enzyme activity to visualize breast cancer that has metastasized - shown here in mouse lymph nodes. The ACI generates a fluorescence signal that provides real-time cancer imaging in the surgical field. A metastatic lymph node (red arrow) has a high fluorescence signal, indicated by red color, compared to cancer-free nodes (blue arrows) that have a low signal and are blue. ACI technology has the potential to provide the surgeon a real-time map of cancerous tissue during surgery. (Credit: PRNewsFoto/Avelas Biosciences)
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