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[MOL] Polyp analysis by light



Good Day My Friends,

Am hoping this new therapy is not as painful as a sigmoidoscopy and is
more accurate than a sigmoidoscopy.

Polyp analysis by light
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SpectraScience of Minneapolis has received FDA approval of its
Optical Biopsy system, an adjunct to colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. 
The system helps physicians identify precancerous polyps by shining 
a laser into polyps during a procedure and measuring the light energy 
they emit. The company tested the device in 101 patients and found 
that it increased physicians’ accuracy from 82% to 96% in correctly
identifying precancerous polyps. Accuracy in identifying non-cancerous 
polyps decreased from 50% to 33%.

God Bless You All,
marty auslander
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