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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Oral Gadget

I find it eerie that on the day I have a dentist apt Engadget does a story (here) about a new “gadget” to detect oral cancer using UV light.

The VELScope:

Here is what thy had to say:

…“Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (VELScope), this simple, hand-held device emits a cone of blue light into the mouth that excites various molecules within our cells, causing them to absorb the light energy and re-emit it as visible fluorescence. Remove the light, and the fluorescence of the tissue is no longer visible.”

Since I don’t smoke, and do not use chewing tobacco, I hope I don’t have worry so much about this. At least it will give me something talk to the Doctor about between the x ray and the cleaning…

Credits to : Engadget, Medgadget and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).


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