Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


September 5, 2013

New Laser-Based Tool Could Dramatically Improve the Accuracy of Brain Tumor Surgery, Researchers Show

NIBIB grantee Sunney Xie and colleagues are developing a new technique, called stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy, that can easily distinguish tumor tissue from normal tissue in the brains of living mice. This technology may someday provide real-time guidance in the operating room and greatly improve the accuracy of brain tumor removal. Read the full press release at

Health Terms: 
Surgical Tools