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  • By Michael Herh
  • March 20, 2018, 02:00
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A Korean research team developed laparoscope-based fluorescence imaging photodynamic treatment technology for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
A Korean research team developed laparoscope-based fluorescence imaging photodynamic treatment technology for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

 

The Optical Medical Device Research Team at the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute KERI under the Ministry of Science and ICT announced on March 19 that the team developed laparoscope-based fluorescence imaging photodynamic treatment technology for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The laparoscope is a medical instrument which enables PDT technology to achive good effects and give rise to less negative aftereffects by selectively removing cancer cells and doctors to examine and operate while watching the abdominal cavity and organs in the abdominal cavity after making a small hole without cutting the abdomen. Lately, the medical instrument has been receving a lot of attention.

The KERI's fluorescence laparoscopic compound light source technology for photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a complex medical technology that combines high output LED light source technology for laparoscopy (cancer diagnosis), semiconductor laser technology for photodynamic therapy (cancer treatment) and compact and lightweight optical design technology. Until now, Korea has relied on imports of expensive foreign products, but now is able to localize the product.

"Laparoscope-based fluorescence image photodynamic therapy technology is a next-generation medical concept that implements technology through which doctors treat patients while watching them and will have a great impact on the entire medical industry,” said Bae Su-jin, a researcher at the KERI. “The new technology is expected to contribute greatly to improving the quality of life of the people."