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Artificial nose identifies cancerous tissue in brain tumors during surgery
June 15, 2019

An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery.

The nose enables more precise excision of tumors. 

Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade is currently a widely used technique in neurosurgery. However in the method developed by researchers at Tampere University, the surgical smoke is fed into the artificial nose which then identifies malignant tissues and distinguishes them from healthy tissues.