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Tumor Growth can be Monitored With Implantable Oxygen Sensor

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 31, 2011 at 10:05 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
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
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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.

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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.



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