Tumor Growth can be Monitored With Implantable Oxygen Sensor

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 31, 2011 at 10:05 AM Medical Gadgets
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Researchers from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have come out with a prototype implantable oxygen sensor which is capable of monitoring tumor growth continuously.
 Tumor Growth can be Monitored With Implantable Oxygen Sensor
Tumor Growth can be Monitored With Implantable Oxygen Sensor

The oxygen concentration in the surrounding tissues is evaluated by a chip. After measurement of oxygen levels, this chip relays the data wirelessly to a receiver carried by the patient.

The receiver further transmits the data to a specialist so that the treatment plan can be worked out. This development can be a great boon to continuously track the growth of tumors.



Source: Medindia

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