Airport security scanner technology may have applications in skin health

09/17/2013 | CBS News

The same technology used in airport security scanners might be applicable in detecting skin cancer, the chief technology officer at Applied Research and Photonics said. Terahertz radiation imaging can be used to look below the skin's surface at different depths to detect abnormalities without causing cell mutation, Anis Rahman said. The technology might eventually be useful in a handheld device to detect lesion margins, he said.

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